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Duque earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid in 1986. He worked for the European Space Agency for six years before being selected as an astronaut cadidate in 1992. Duque underwent training in both Russia and the United States. His first spaceflight was as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle mission STS-95, during which Duque supervisied ESA experimental modules. In October 2003, Duque visited the International Space Station for several days during a crew changeover.
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