Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut, September 1996.
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Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut, September 1996. Duque, a mision specialist, represented the European Space Agency (ESA) on the STS-95. In October 1998, the STS-95 mision flew from the Kennedy Space Center with the aim of examining the effects of space flight and ageing, for which Glenn (b 1921) was the test subject. During the 3.5 million mile journey, over eighty scientific experiments were carried out to learn more about the human body and how the sun affects life on Earth.