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Old 04-29-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dead Scientists??

Has there been any more information regarding Dr. Claudie Haignere? This is a strange case involving a charming French female astronaut and scientist...possibly involved in researching alien genetics...who supposedly attempted suicide...and almost simultaneously had her lab burned down.

Born in Le Creusot, France, Haigneré studied medicine at the Faculté de Médecine (Paris-Cochin) and Faculté des Sciences (Paris-VII). She went on to obtain certificates in biology and sports medicine (1981), aviation and space medicine (1982), and rheumatology (1984). In 1986 she received a diploma in the biomechanics and physiology of movement. She completed her PhD thesis in neuroscience in 1992. Haigneré was a back-up crew member for the 1993 Mir Altaïr mission in which her future husband Jean-Pierre Haigneré participated. The asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named in their combined honour. Haigneré visited the Mir space station for 16 days in 1996, as part of the Russian-French Cassiopée mission. In 2001, Haigneré became the first European woman to visit the International Space Station, as part of the Andromède mission. She retired from ESA on June 18, 2002. Following her career as an spationaut, Haigneré entered French politics. She became minister for European Affairs in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's government and minister delegate for research and new technologies.

On December 23, 2008, she was hospitalised in Paris after overdosing on pills in an apparent suicide attempt.

If you want to read something chilling...check out this list of scientists who died under mysterious circumstances:

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