Biographies of International Astronauts


Ulf Dietrich


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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.06.1941
Birthplace:  Greiz
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  18.05.1978
Selection group:  ESA-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 30.08.1998


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-9  PSP  28.11. - 08.12.1983 10d 07h 47m 
2  STS-42  PSP  22.01. - 30.01.1992 8d 01h 14m 
3  Soyuz TM-20 / Soyuz TM-19  Research Cosmonaut  03.10. - 04.11.1994 31d 12h 35m 
Total  49d 21h 36m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-61A  PSP

Additional information

Diploma in physics and doctorate in science (Dr. rer. nat) from Stuttgart University, 1968 and 1976, respectively; staff member, Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart; was Chief of German Astronaut Office at times; hobbies: Skiing, soaring, playing the piano, photography; since January 1995 acting head of the Astronaut Division at EAC (European Astronauts Center), Cologne, Germany; until 2004 he was involved in ESA development programs for the ISS; presently retired.

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