European Astronaut Centre (EAC)
Centre européen des astronautes
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10 May 1990, within the framework of 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 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.Available with paid subscription only.
Monitors the process guaranteeing that all astronauts are governed by same rules of selection; provides basic and specialized training to ESA astronauts; awards successful graduates with membership in European Astronaut Centre. Provides specialized training to ISS astronauts using training facilities for the ESA contributions to the ISS: Columbus, Automated Transfer Vehicle and PayLoads and a large neutral buoyancy facility.
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- Transportation, Telecommunications
- Aerospace, Space
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