Jacques Blamont

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Jacques Emile Blamont (13 October 1926 – 13 April 2020) was a French astrophysicist[1][2] and author. He was the founder scientific and technical director of National Centre for Space Studies (CNES-Centre national d'études spatiales). Blamont was known to have worked to the development of Veronique, the first rocket launched by France in 1957.[3][4] He was born in Paris.

He was an elected fellow of the French Academy of Technologies[5] and a professor emeritus of the Pierre and Marie Curie University (University of Paris VI).[6]

Blamont was honored as Commander of the Legion of Honour and Padma Shri.[3][7]

Blamont died on 13 April 2020 in Châtillon, Hauts-de-Seine, aged 93.[8]

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  1. "Interview de Jacques Blamont". YouTube video. Thinkerview. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. "Interview with Jacques Blamont". Jean-Paul Baquiast and Christophe Jacquemin. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Royal Academy of Sciences profile" (PDF). Royal Academy of Sciences. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Planetary Society". Planetary Society. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  5. "NATF Fellow". NATF. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  6. "Diploweb". Diploweb. 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  7. "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. Augereau, Jean-François (14 April 2020). "L'astrophysicien, Jacques Blamont, un des pères de l'aventure spatiale française, est mort". Le Monde. Retrieved 14 April 2020.