Gerhard Thiele

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Birthday
2, 1953
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
Germany

About

German physicist and retired ESA astronaut who flew on one space mission, STS-99.

Before Fame

He received his PhD in environmental physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1985.

Trivia

In July 2013 he became the head of the ESA's Human Spaceflight and Operations Strategic Planning and Outreach office.

Family Life

He married and had four children.

Associated With

He trained as back-up for Andre Kuipers on the Soyuz TMA-4 mission.