Biographies of International Astronauts

Furrer

Reinhard Alfred

Germany

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Personal data

Birthdate:  25.11.1940
Birthplace:  Wörgl / AUSTRIA
Marital status:  unmarried
Children:  none
Selection date:  19.12.1982
Selection group:  DLR-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 06.11.1985
Date of death:  09.09.1995
Place of death:  Berlin

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-61A  PSP  30.10. - 06.11.1985 7d 00h 44m 
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Total  7d 00h 44m 
           

Additional information

Diploma (1969) and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Berlin, 1972; from 53 European candidates for the 1977 ESA Spacelab-1 selection one of six German candidates, but not selected then; Assistant Professor of physics; hobbies: Flying; ocean-sailing, photography, music, reading; since 1987 Professor and Director, Institute of Spacetechnology, University of Berlin, and manager of Space Institute Berlin and the “SpaceTech GmbH”, Berlin, he died in a crash of a Me-108 Taifun plane.

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