|Position:||Research Cosmonaut (RC)|
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 January 17, 2010.