European Astronaut Centre (EAC)

Centre européen des astronautes
Europäisches Astronautenzentrum

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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.

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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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