Dirk Frimout

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Viscount Dr Frimout a Belgian astronaut, and an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-45 (1992) as a payload specialist, making him the first Belgian in space. Earlier, he was Crew Activities Coordinator and Experiment Coordinator for Spacelab-1 (STS-9, 1983), and worked with Dr Kass to coordinate the crew activities for the European Vestibular Space Sled experiments, for which Dr Kass was responsible.