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Jean-Loup Chrétien, first Frenchman in space: "Man is an explorer, it's in his genes"

2022-06-24T07:12:32.655Z

THE PARISIAN WEEK-END. Forty years ago, he became the first Frenchman to travel in space. At 83, Jean-Loup Chrétien gives us



The years have grayed her hair but haven't taken a toll on her impressive energy.

Half the year in Brittany, his region of heart, the other in Houston, Texas, stronghold of NASA, the American space agency, Jean-Loup Chrétien, 83, remains an attentive observer of what is happening. goes over our heads.

Just forty years ago, on June 24, 1982, this fighter pilot became the first Frenchman, and first Western European, to fly into space.

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