The most renowned French astronaut, Patrick Baudry, occupies a special place in the hearts of children worldwide. He was designated Goodwill Ambassador in September 1999.
Patrick Baudry has demonstrated his commitment to the service of young people by publishing several works on youth education and by organizing the European Space Camp for Youth. This camp promotes respect for the Earth and the environment among youngsters.
In 1998 he founded the On the Path of Aéropostale foundation, which brings together young talented students. Mr Baudry also serves on the Board of the International Foundation for the Olympic Truce in recognition of his actions contributing to peace.
His latest activity in the field involved leading a science workshop for girls in Mali that was organized by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Dr Cheick Modibo Diarra.