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Dirk Frimout

Dirk Frimout is an astronaut who was born on March 21, 1941, in Belgium. Before he became an astronaut, Frimout worked as an electrotechnical engineer.

Frimout became an astronaut in 1990. He was the first Belgian in space aboard STS-45 in 1992. Frimout and crew studied the Earth%s atmosphere.



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