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Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers
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- Title Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers
- Released 04/12/2002 2:06 pm
- Copyright ESA - A. Le Floc'h
André Kuipers (born 1958), of Dutch nationality, was selected to become an ESA astronaut in October 1998. He is a medical doctor and has been involved in space-related medical research since 1991 at ESA's ESTEC technical establishment in the Netherlands, including parabolic flights. André was involved in preparing scientific payloads for several missions, such as the Space Shuttle/Spacelab D-2 mission in 1993, the joint European-Russian Euromir 95 mission in 1995/96 and the Shuttle/Life and Microgravity Spacelab mission in 1996.