Franz Viehbock

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Birthday
24, 1960
Birthplace
Austria
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Austria

About

Engineer who became the first Austrian citizen to travel to space. He participated in the 1991 Soyuz TM-13 Mir space station mission.

Before Fame

He and Clemens Lothaller were chosen to participate in Austromir 91, a joint Soviet and Austrian space mission.

Trivia

While visiting the Mir space station, he conducted over a dozen scientific experiments.

Family Life

His wife gave birth to his daughter Carina while he was in space.

Associated With

He and Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes were the first people from their respective countries to enter space.