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Perrin
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Perrin, Philippe (1963-) French test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-111. Grew up in Avignon, Provence.

NASA Official Biography

NAME: Philippe Perrin (Lieutenant Colonel, French Air Force)
CNES Astronaut (Mission Specialist Candidate)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born January 6, 1963, in Meknes, Morocco. Considers Avignon, Provence, to be his hometown. Married to Cecile Bosc. They have one child. He enjoys scuba diving, skiing, sailing, hiking, travel, the history of sciences. His parents, Jean and Monique Perrin reside in the south of France. Her parents, Rene and Helene Bosc, reside in Provence, France.

EDUCATION:
Entered the French "Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)" in 1982. Graduated as "Ingénieur Polytechnicien" (engineering degree) in 1985. Received his Test Pilot Licence in 1993 from the Ecole du Personnel Navigant d'Essais et de Réception (EPNER), the French Test Pilot School at Istres Air Force Base. Received his Air Line Pilot Certificate in 1995.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Awarded his pilot's wings "first of his class" in 1996. Recipient of two French Air Force awards for Flight Safety in 1989, the French Overseas Medal (Gulf War in 1991), and two French National Defense Medals.

EXPERIENCE:
Prior to graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique, Perrin completed military duty in the French Navy, where he was trained in ship piloting and navigation, and spent 6 months at sea in the Indian Ocean. Following Ecole Polytechnique, he entered the French Air Force in 1985, was awarded his pilot's wings in 1986, and assigned to the 33rd Reconnaissance Wing at Strasbourg Air Force Base (1987-1991). He flew the Mirage F1 CR and made detachments in Africa and Saudi Arabia. Upon graduating from EPNER, the French Test Pilot School, he worked on a variety of test programs while assigned to the Bretigny Test Center. In 1992, he was temporarily detached to the French Space Agency (CNES) and sent to Star City, Russia, where he trained for two months In 1993, he reported to the 2nd Air Defense Wing of Dijon Air Force Base as Senior Operations Officer (Operation Southern Watch). In 1995, he returned to the Bretigny Test Center, as Chief Pilot Deputy, in charge of the development of the Mirage 2000-5. In July 1996, CNES announced his selection as an Astronaut and assigned him to attend NASA's Astronaut Candidate Training in Houston, Texas.

Perrin has flown 26 combat missions and has logged over 2,500 flying hours in over 30 types (from jet fighters to Airbus).

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Perrin reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996 to begin two years of training and evaluation. Successful completion of this initial training will qualify him for various technical assignments leading to selection as a mission specialist on a Space Shuttle flight crew.

JANUARY 1997

Birth Place: Meknes.
Status: Inactive.


Born: 1963.01.06.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 13.86 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • CNES Group 2 - 1990 Requirement: French astronauts for spaceflights aboard Hermes spaceplane and to Mir and US space stations. More...
  • NASA Group 16 - 1996 Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Sardines (named because that's how packed they were; at 44 this was the largest ASCAN class of all time) More...

Associated Flights
  • ISS EO-5 Crew: Korzun, Treshchev, Whitson. Three-person crew to operate the ISS and provide support during station replenishment and assembly missions Progress M1-8, Progress M-46, Progress M1-9, Soyuz TMA-1, Soyuz TM-34 and Space Shuttle in Flights 9A and 11A. Backup crew: Kaleri, Kondratiyev Dmitry, Kelly Scott. More...
  • STS-111 Crew: Chang-Diaz, Cockrell, Lockhart, Perrin. ISS Logistics flight. Delivered the MBS Mobile Base System and some interior experiment racks. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

Bibliography
  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Perrin Chronology


2002 May 24 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Chang-Diaz; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4. The Expedition 4 crew of the International Space Station spent much of this week preparing for the arrival of Endeavour on STS-111 and their return home. They packed equipment and supplies for return to Earth aboard Endeavour. They also reconfigured and checked out spacesuits and the station's joint airlock in preparation for three spacewalks at the station by Endeavour mission specialists Franklin Chang-Diaz and Philippe Perrin. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 5 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Ross; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. With improved weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center, Endeavour lifted off at 4:23 p.m. CDT today, beginning a complex mission to continue the assembly and maintenance of the International Space Station and bring a new trio of residents to the orbital outpost. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 5 - . 21:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-111.
  • STS-111 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Cockrell; Lockhart; Chang-Diaz; Perrin; Korzun; Whitson; Treshchev. Payload: Endeavour F18 / Leonardo. Mass: 105,000 kg (231,000 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell; Lockhart; Chang-Diaz; Perrin; Korzun; Whitson; Treshchev. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-111; ISS EO-5. Spacecraft: Endeavour . Duration: 13.86 days. Decay Date: 2002-06-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 27440 . COSPAR: 2002-028A. Apogee: 387 km (240 mi). Perigee: 349 km (216 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.90 min. Launch delayed from May 2, 6, 30, 31 and June 4. STS-111 reached a 58 x 224 km x 51.6 deg orbit at 2131 UTC and separated from the External Tank. It coasted to apogee at 2201 UTC and carried out the OMS-2 burn to raise the orbit to 158 x 235 km. The mission of STS-111 (UF-2 ISS utilization flight) was to swap the Expedition 4 and 5 crews and deliver the MBS Mobile Base System and some interior experiment racks. Endeavour docked with the Station at 1625 UTC on June 7. The Leonardo MPLM module was attached to the Station on June 8. Cargo manifest:
    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System - 1800 kg + 2 EMU spacesuits - 240 kg
    • Bay 4: Mobile Base System (MBS) - 1600 kg. The Mobile Base System was made by MD Robotics of Brampton, Ontario. It was to be attached to the Mobile Transporter and used to mount the SSRMS Canadarm-2 arm and heavy payloads.
    • Bay 6P: Adapter Beam / Wrist Roll Joint - 150 kg. The WRJ (Wrist Roll Joint) would be swapped with the broken one on the SSRMS arm.
    • Bay 7-12: MPLM FM1 "Leonardo" - 10557 kg. The Leonardo module carried 8 Resupply Stowage Racks and 4 Resupply Stowage Plaftorms, with equipment to be transferred to the station. It also carried two science racks: the MSG (Microgravity Science Glovebox) and Express-3, which would be installed on Destiny. Leonardo, built by Alenia Spazio in Torino, also flew on STS-102 and STS-105.
    • Bay 13P: ICAPC Beam / PGDF - 75 kg. The PGDF (Power-Data Grapple Fixture) would be installed on the P6 truss.
    • Bay 13S: Adapter Beam / SMDP - 200 kg. The Service Module Debris Panels (SMDP) package contained 6 panels which would be stowed on PMA-1 until a later spacewalk attached them to the Zvezda module to protect it from space debris hits.
    • Total: 14622 kg

2002 June 6 - .
2002 June 6 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Summary: Gaining on the International Space Station by 580 statute miles with each 90-minute orbit, Endeavour's crew spent today completing preparations for Friday's scheduled docking with the complex.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 7 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Endeavour gently docked with the International Space Station this morning 240 miles over the South Pacific, setting the stage for eight days of docked operations highlighted by three scheduled spacewalks and the exchange of resident crews aboard the outpost. Commander Ken Cockrell guided Endeavour to a linkup with the forward docking port of the station's Destiny Laboratory at 11:25 a.m. Central time. The docking culminated a textbook rendezvous executed by Cockrell and Pilot Paul Lockhart. After waiting for about one hour to allow post-contact oscillations to subside, the two vehicles were joined firmly together at 12:27 p.m. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 7 - .
2002 June 8 - .
2002 June 8 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. The 10-member multinational crew aboard the International Space Station and shuttle complex worked today to move the Leonardo transfer van from the shuttle's payload bay to the station, begin equipment and supply transfers to the station and prepare for Sunday's space walk. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 8 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. The newly arrived crewmembers of Expedition Five aboard the International Space Station - Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev - will continue settling into their new home today as they work with Endeavour's astronauts to move the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module from the shuttle's cargo bay to the Unity module of the complex in advance of the start of the transfer of almost 3 tons of equipment and supplies. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 9 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Summary: Endeavour Astronauts Franklin Chang-Díaz and Philippe Perrin completed all scheduled International Space Station assembly tasks today during a 7-hour, 14-minute spacewalk, the first ever for the duo.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 9 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Endeavour Astronauts Philippe Perrin and Franklin Chang-Díaz are set to step out into the vacuum of space this morning for the first of three spacewalks to help install a platform for the transport of the International Space Station's robotic arm and to replace a faulty joint in the arm itself. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 9 - . 15:27 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-111-1 - . Crew: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111. The spacewalk was made from the Quest airlock, which was depressurized at around 1522 UTC and the hatch was opened at 1524 UTC. The suits went to battery power at 1527 UTC. The astronauts installed the PGDF grapple fixture on the P6 truss, stowed some space debris shields on the PMA-1 adapter, and prepared the Mobile Base System (MBS) in the Shuttle cargo bay. The hatch was closed at 2234 UTC and the airlock began repressurization at 2242 UTC.

2002 June 10 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. A critical device for International Space Station assembly will receive an additional component today. An operations platform, to be installed on a railcar on the station's S0 (S-Zero) Truss, will allow the space station's robotic arm to travel the length of the station for future construction tasks. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 10 - .
2002 June 11 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. In a 5-hour spacewalk today, Endeavour astronauts Franklin Chang-Díaz and Philippe Perrin completed installation of the Mobile Remote Servicer Base System, or MBS, on the International Space Station's railcar, the Mobile Transporter. With those tasks completed, they established a moveable base for future use by the station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 11 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Summary: Endeavour spacewalkers Philippe Perrin and Franklin Chang-Díaz will venture outside the shuttle today to complete the installation of the second component of Canada's Remote Servicing System to the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 11 - . 15:27 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-111-2 - . Crew: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.21 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111. The MBS had been unberthed sometime around 2220 UTC and docked to the Mobile Transporter at 1304 UTC on June 10. On June 11 at about 1515 UTC the Quest was depressurized again, with Chang-Diaz and Perrin opening the hatch around the same time and going to battery power at 1520 UTC. During this spacewalk the astronauts completed setting up the MBS system. The hatch was closed at 2016 UTC and Quest was repressurized at 2020 UTC.

2002 June 12 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Shepherd; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Endeavour's astronauts - Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart, Franklin Chang-Díaz, Philippe Perrin, Yury Onufrienko, Carl Walz and Dan Bursch - were awakened about 4:30 Central time this morning to the sound of "Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds," by Peter Greenaway, selected for Perrin by his family. The wakeup call began the eighth day of Endeavour's supply, assembly and maintenance mission to the International Space Station. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 12 - .
2002 June 13 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Perrin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Summary: In a 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk today, Endeavour astronauts Franklin Chang-Díaz and Philippe Perrin successfully replaced a wrist roll joint on the International Space Station's robotic arm, restoring the arm to full functionality.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 13 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Summary: Endeavour spacewalkers Philippe Perrin and Franklin Chang-Díaz will perform surgery on the International Space Station's robotic arm today, attempting to restore full functionality to the space crane through the replacement of ailing wrist joint.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 13 - . 15:16 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-111-3 - . Crew: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chang-Diaz; Perrin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111. The EVA was from the Quest airlock. Depress was at 1512 UTC with hatch open probably at 1514 and battery power at 1516. The astronauts replaced the wrist roll joint on the station's Canadarm-2 SSRMS robot arm; the old joint was stowed in Endeavour's cargo bay for return to Earth. The hatch was closed at 2229 UTC and the airlock was repressurized at 2233 UTC. At around 1918 UTC on June 14 the Shuttle RMS unberthed the Leonardo logistics module from Unity and put it back in the cargo bay, berthing it at 2011 UTC.

2002 June 14 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Endeavour's astronauts - Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart, Franklin Chang-Díaz, Philippe Perrin, Dan Bursch, Yury Onufrienko and Carl Walz - were awakened just before 4:30 Central time this morning to the National Anthem, in honor of Flag Day today. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 14 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. Endeavour's astronauts - Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart, Franklin Chang-Díaz, Philippe Perrin, Dan Bursch, Yury Onufrienko and Carl Walz - were awakened just before 4:30 Central time this morning to the National Anthem, in honor of Flag Day today. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 15 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Chang-Diaz; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EO-5; STS-111. With all the major objectives of the STS-111 mission accomplished, Endeavour's astronauts will bid farewell to the new Expedition Five crew and undock from the International Space Station today, leaving ISS Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev to begin their 4 1/2 month stay on board the complex. Additional Details: here....

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2002 June 18 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Chang-Diaz; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-5. Summary: For a second consecutive day, rain, thundershowers and clouds in the vicinity of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida caused flight controllers to wave off the day's opportunities to bring Endeavour and its crew home.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 18 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Chang-Diaz; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-5. Summary: Endeavour crewmembers were awakened about 2:30 a.m. for a second day of landing opportunities. The song played for the crew was "Sojourner" by Matt Gast, the flight's lead timeliner or scheduler of crew activities.. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 19 - .
  • STS-111 Mission Status Report #29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Chang-Diaz; Cockrell; Korzun; Lockhart; Onufrienko; Perrin; Walz; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-5. Endeavour's crewmembers, Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart, and Mission Specialists Philippe Perrin and Franklin Chang-Diaz, and Expedition 4's Yury Onufrienko, Carl Walz and Dan Bursch, were awakened at 1:23 a.m. CDT by the song "I Got You Babe," by Sonny and Cher, from the "Groundhog Day" movie soundtrack. Additional Details: here....

2002 June 19 - .
  • Landing of STS-111 - . Return Crew: Cockrell; Lockhart; Chang-Diaz; Perrin; Onufrienko; Bursch; Walz. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell; Lockhart; Chang-Diaz; Perrin; Onufrienko; Bursch; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111; ISS EO-4. The hatches between Shuttle and Station were closed at 1223 UTC, with the Expedition 4 crew on the Shuttle for the trip home. Expedition 5 crew members Valeriy Korzun, Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treshchev remain aboard the Station. Endeavour undocked at 1432 UTC, leaving the Station in a 389 x 399 km x 51.6 deg orbit following three reboost burns. After two days of bad weather, Endeavour was diverted to Edwards AFB in California, with a deorbit burn at 1650 UTC on Jun 19 lowering its orbit from 347 x 387 km to 34 x 386 km. The Shuttle nominally entered the atmosphere around 1726 UTC and landed on Runway 22 at Edwards at 17:57:41 UTC.

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