Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates




Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1942
Birthplace:  Graz
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.07.1989
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 06.10.1989

Additional information

One of seven candidates from Austria for a Soyuz mission, but not selected; senior and only non-academic candidate; Lieutenant Colonel. The former military aerobatics world champion and commander of the "Karo-As" squadron of the Austrian Federal Army he was suspended from the garaduation as as "Draken" pilot due of his hard criticism about the Swedish interceptor.


Last update on January 01, 2008.