The first Swedish citizen in space. He was a part of the 1992 ESA Group.
He joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1992.
He has flown on two Space Shuttle missions and gone on five spacewalks, making him the first person outside the U.S. or Russian space programs to go on more than three spacewalks.
He married and has three children.
He was the first person from his country in space, as was Alan Shepard.