Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Richner

Hans

Switzerland

Personal data

Birthdate:  17.03.1944
Birthplace:  Rupperswil
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Diploma in experimental physics, Ph.D. at the Institute for Atmospheric Science-ETH in Zurich; currently professor at the Institute for Atmospheric Science-ETH in Zurich; one of six candidates from Switzerland in the 1977 ESA selection, semi finalist (on the shortlist of 12), (only Claude Nicollier was selected); hobbies: playing the organ, hiking.

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