Laura André-Boyet

Born in 1982, Laura André-Boyet grew up in Primarette, a village located in Isère, France, with her mother, a professor of literature, her father, a real estate lawyer, and her younger sister. After studying physiology at the University of Grenoble, she pursued studies in engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique de Grenoble (France) and at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada).

Laura began her career in human spaceflight in 2007 as a Space Physiology Experiment Manager at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (National Center for Space Studies, CNES) in Toulouse, France. In 2009, she was selected by the training division of the European Astronaut Center (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, to become an Astronaut Instructor and Simulations Director at the service of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Laura completed an Executive Master in Business and Administration (MBA) at the International Space University (ISU) and George Washington University in the United States in 2012, with her thesis focusing on the market of selection and training standards for space tourists. In 2018, she founded the Professional Association of Space Instructors® (PASI), where she works as a parabolic flight instructor and as a human spaceflight expert consultant for public, private, and defense organizations.

She regularly participates in many collaborative research projects, mainly focused on physiology in extreme environments and space analogues. Within the framework of French National Defense, she is being integrated into the operational reserve of the French Air and Space Force as a space operations instructor