Poher Born in 1935, in Brittany, France, parent of Alain
Poher who was President of the French Senate for a quarter
in space research.
Engineer in electronics.
Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
years of scientific career in space research at
National dEtudes Spatiales (CNES),
the French NASA.
responsible of several services in this space research
public establishment: Research programs in space
astronomy, Research programs in space robotics,
Research programs in space sounding rockets,
long-term research programs in advanced space technology.
Poher has also directed several space research programs
conducted in international cooperation, including lunar
exploration, the space stations, and exploration of planets.
He was in charge of the French national studies for application
of the nuclear energy to future civilian space missions.
Poher was also chairman of numerous sessions of international
congresses about astronautics, in the domain of astronomical
research, advanced missions studies, and interstellar
missions. Poher is a private
pilot with 45 years experience.
created and directed, in CNES,
in 1977/1978, the Groupe
dEtude des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux
Non identifiés, official French
service dedicated to the analysis of the UFO observation
reports from the population. This service still exists
27 years later - being the only official service of this
type in the world.
space activities of Claude Poher have been rewarded by:
The National Order of Merit;
The AAAF astronautical prize;
The CNES medal. Claude
Poher is a member of the International
Academy of Astronautics.
is also the holder of a U.S. Patent: Propelling
device by way of matter particles acceleration