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Dr Ulrich Hans Walter Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 09 February 1954. Birth City: Iserlohn. Birth Country: Germany. Nationality: German. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 03 August 1987. Date Departed: 06 May 1993. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 9.99 days.

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Iserlohn, Germany, February 9, 1954

MARITAL STATUS: Married, 2 children

EDUCATION AND: 1972 Graduation from the Maerkisches Gymnasium (High School) in Iserlohn. 1980 Diploma in Physics from the University of Cologne. 1985 Doctorate in the field of Solid State Physics at the University at Cologne.

EXPERIENCE: 1972 -1974 Served as volunteer with the German Federal Armed Forces. From 1980 to was a 1985 Member of the academic staff of the University of Cologne

Chosen as a German Science Astronaut in 1987. Assigned to the German D-2 mission in 1990. From 1990 - 1992 underwent D-2 mission Payload Specialist training in Houston, Texas. Flew aboard the STS-55 D-2 mission on April 26 - May 6, 1993 as Payload Specialist PS1. From 1994 Project Manager "German Satellite Data Archive" at DLR.

PUBLICATIONS: More than 40 different scientific publications. A book about his spaceflight was published in 1997.


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