Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates



Germany (GDR)

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.03.1933
Birthplace:  Löbau
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.11.1978
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????

Additional information

From 1947 - 1952 he worked as a toolmaker, then until 1990 he was a member of the National Peoples Army, were he became a pilot (1953), and a flight instructor. He has logged over 1800 hours in different kind of aircrafts. When Germany was reunited he lost his job; one of four candidates from GDR for a Soyuz mission; but not selected; Colonel, Ret.; now member of the municipal council in Löbau (Saxonia) for the party "DIE LINKE".


Last update on April 30, 2018.