Biographies of International Astronauts

Viehböck

Franz Artur

Austria

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Personal data

Birthdate:  24.08.1960
Birthplace:  Perchtoldsdorf
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  06.10.1989
Selection group:  Austria
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / LS
Status:  Ret. 10.10.1991

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-13 / Soyuz TM-12  Research Cosmonaut  02.10. - 10.10.1991 7d 22h 12m 
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Total  7d 22h 12m 
         

Additional information

Ph.D. in electronic engineering; later assistant professor at University of Vienna; then he joines Rockwell International; in April 1997 Director of International Programs at Boeing North American Inc., Space Systems Division, in Downey, California; since July 1999 Boeing International Corp., Vienna; since 01.09.2002 working for an Austrian company; hobbies: Music, playing the piano, travelling, sports (especially water-polo, skiing, tennis); one of five Austrian candidates in 1992 ESA selection; was noticed on the shortlist of 25 candidate applicants by the European Astronauts Board Selection (EASB), but was not selected in 1992 and again 1998.

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