European Astronaut Centre (EAC)

Centre européen des astronautes
Europäisches Astronautenzentrum

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10 May 1990, within the framework of D-XD0868 - European Space Agency (ESA), following decision of ESA Ministers, Nov 1987, The Hague (Netherlands), to establish a manned "In-Orbit Infrastructure". Part of ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Microgravity at E-XE7353 - European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC).


Coordinate European astronaut activities; select and train European astronauts to take part in missions on board the International Space Station (ISS); train international space station astronauts on ESA flight elements and payloads; implement 'European Astronauts Policy', including management of the single European Astronauts Corps; be the 'home base' of all European astronauts, defining and observing rules concerning their safety and medical surveillance.


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Head of the Centre; Administration; Astronauts Division; Astronauts Training Division; Medical Support Office; Management Support Office.


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