Biographies of International Astronauts

Jähn

Sigmund Werner Paul "Sig"

Germany (GDR)

Source: Eberhard Mädler

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.02.1937
Birthplace:  Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz / Saxonia
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.11.1976
Selection group:  Interkosmos-1
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 03.09.1978

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 31 / Soyuz 29  Research Cosmonaut  26.08. - 03.09.1978 7d 20h 49m 
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Total  7d 20h 49m 
           

Additional information

Graduated from Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino, 1970; Doctorate degree in long-range earth observation/remote sensing from Central Institute for Physics of the Earth, Potsdam, 1983; Major General of National Peoples Army of the German Democratic Republic; later with DLR (MIR'92 and MIR'97) and ESA (advisor for MIR missions); hobbies: Reading, hunting.

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