Sébastien BARDE

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)Associate Director for Exploration and Human Spaceflight

Sébastien Barde has been involved in human spaceflight for most of his career. He was project manager of the DECLIC experiment developed in cooperation with NASA, that is dedicated to the study of critical liquids and crystallization. Onboard the ISS since 2009, DECLIC has provided the scientific teams with major results allowing them to issue many publications.

He was later head of the CADMOS center which is in charge of all the French experiments in microgravity performed on board the MIR space station, then the ISS, and also in the Zero-G airplane. In this position, in 2016 – 2017, he was project manager of the French part of the Proxima mission, the first six-month mission of ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s on the International Space Station.

In early 2022, he was appointed CNES’ Associate Director for Exploration and Human Spaceflight.


International Astronautical Congress 2022

18-22 September 2022

Paris, France