The first Vietnamese American (and Vietnamese-French American) astronaut in space.
He was a Payload Specialist on one Space Shuttle flight, in 1992.
He achieved a first in outer space, like first woman in space Sally Ride.
He moved to France when he was two years-old and lived there until moving to the U.S. for school at 18.
He married and had one child.
- The meaning of the name Trinh: Pure