Biographies of International Astronauts

Messerschmid

Ernst Willi

Germany

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Personal data

Birthdate  21.05.1945
Birthplace:  Reutlingen
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  19.12.1982
Selection group:  DLR-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 06.11.1985

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

Doctorate degree in physics, University of Freiburg, 1976; research scientist at CERN; professor at the University of Stuttgart; hobbies: Flying, soaring, gardening, music; from 53 European candidates for the 1977 ESA Spacelab-1 selection one of six German candidates, but not selected then; from 2000 to 2004 E. Messerschmid was Head European Astronaut Center (EAC), Cologne. Ernst Messerschmid has now left ESA and returned to his Professorship in Astronautics and Space Stations at the Institute of Space Systems University of Stuttgart.

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