Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Schwenn

Rainer

Germany

Personal data

Birthdate:  22.04.1941
Birthplace:  Berlin
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  22.08.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1977

Additional information

Diploma in physics; Ph.D. in physics; at the time of his selection for the Spacelab-1 team at the Max-Planck-Institut for extraterrestrical research in Garching (Germany) employed; from 53 European candidates for the 1977 ESA Spacelab-1 selection one of six candidates from Germany, semi finalist (on the shortlist of 12); scientific work at the German solar satellite Helios; hobbies: Bavarian popular music, volleyball, mountain climbing, skiing.

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