Biographies of International Astronauts

Walpot

Heike

Germany

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.06.1960
Birthplace:  Düsseldorf
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  03.08.1987
Selection group:  DLR-2
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1993

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Doctorate of medicine degree from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, 1987; as Heike John (maiden name) member of German Team at Olympic Games 1976 (swimming) and she won 8 German Chamionships; since July 1996 pilot with Deutsche Lufthansa; married to Hans Schlegel (second marriage); one own child and five step-children.

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