Christer Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and ESA astronaut. Married with three children, he became Fellow at Cern after obtaining a PhD in particle physics from Stockholm University 1987. Fuglesang got selected to the European Astronaut Corps in 1992. He participated in Space Shuttle missions to ISS in 2006 and 2009, performing five spacewalks.
Currently, Fuglesang is Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Director of KTH Space Center. He researches in astronautics and recently the possibility of putting sunshades in space to help control global temperature. He teaches Human Spaceflight. Fuglesang also consults for Saab as Space Advisor since 2017.
Fuglesang is member of the Royal Swedish Academies of Science, Engineering Science and War Sciences. He chairs the Boards for the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology and Göran Gustafsson Foundation for Research in Natural Sciences and Medicine. He has written several books for children.