|Birthplace:||Frankfurt on Main|
|Selection group:||ESA-2 / EAC|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz TM-22 / MIR-20||Flight Engineer||03.09.1995 - 29.02.1996||179d 01h 41m|
|2||STS-121 / ISS-13 / ISS-14 / STS-116||Flight Engineer||04.07.2006 - 22.12.2006||171d 03h 54m|
|Total||350d 05h 35m|
Graduated as "Diplom-Ingenieur" in aerospace and technology from the University of Armed Forces in Munich, 1984; Brigadier General, German Airforce; test pilot; he was the first German astronaut, who performed an EVA; hobbies: sports, including badminton and fencing, cooking, playing guitar; in October 01, 2007 he became member of DLR Executive Board.
Last update on December 04, 2011.