Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Meiner

Rudolf Charles "Rudy"

Switzerland

Personal data

Birthdate:  05.06.1935
Birthplace:  St. Gall
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Graduation from ETH Zürich in 1958 with diploma Civil Engineering and specialization Aeronautics; Engineer's Degree in Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University in 1961; engineer with the group working on the Spacelab at ESA; additional candidate from Switzerland in the 1977 ESA selection (ESA itself put forward him); now retired, but is still a member of the board of Space Expo (space museum and visitors centre of ESTEC).

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