Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Solana Ortiz

Vicente

Spain

Personal data

Birthdate:  27.09.1947
Birthplace:  Madrid
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Liaison officer at Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology (Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial - I'INTA); one of four candidates from Spain in the 1977 ESA selection, but not selected; after nine years working at the NASA Madrid Tracking Station he went to Canada to develop microprocessor devices concerned about environmet; back in Spain became an organic gardener and solar energy expert and advisor.

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