Jean-François Clervoy, brigadier general from DGA (Defense procurement agency) was born in Longeville-lès-Metz on November 19th 1958. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris in 1981, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse in 1983 and from Flight Test School, Istres in 1987. He was seconded from the DGA to the French space agency (CNES) in 1983, then to the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1992 which in turn seconded him to the 14th group of NASA astronauts in Houston (TEXAS),
Astronaut since 1985, he served as a mission specialist twice aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-66 to study the atmosphere, and on mission STS-84 to re-supply the Russian space station Mir, and as a flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-103 to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. He has logged 28 days and 3 hours in 439 earth orbits. From 2001 through 2008 JFC worked as senior advisor astronaut of the International Space Station resupply Jules Verne spaceship.
JFC holds qualifications as a private pilot, skydiver and scuba diver. He invented the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X33 watch used by astronauts on board the ISS.
He works as Chairman of Novespace, a company which organizes parabolic flights with its airbus A310 ZERO-G for space research and tourism in weightlessness. He is also author, professional speaker and consultant.
He is member of several organizations for the promotion of space exploration and for the preservation of planet Earth.
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What an honor for Shibuya Productions to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our event the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) on the 9th of March.
Who could have believed, that a Gala Dinner, which was initially organized to celebrate the creation of the company, was going to transform into an inevitable yearly pop culture event in the Principality of Monaco.
Who would have thought that after only 4 years, MAGIC will be exported to Japan, in Kyoto, Japanese culture’s heart.