Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Mendieta Jiminez

Francisco Javier


Personal data

Birthdate:  28.11.1955
Birthplace:  San Luis Potosi
Marital status:  
Selection date:  29.03.1985
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.11.1985

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical mechanics from the National University of Mexico (UNAM - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), 1978; master of science in electronics from the highest national school of tele-communication in France, 1980; Ph.D. in telecommunications; from 1983 until 1988 he worked for the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas - IIE; since 1989 he works for the Departamento de Electronica y telecomunicaciones; currently he is Director General of the Departamento de Electronica y telecomunicaciones; Mexican candidate for STS-61B.


Last update on April 30, 2018.