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Hans Schlegel

Hans Schlegel

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/03/1951
  • First Flight: 04/26/1993
  • Last Flight: 02/07/2008


Hans Schlegel, a German astronaut affiliated with the government agency European Space Agency, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Hans Wilhelm Schlegel (Überlingen, 3 August 1951) is a German physicist, an ESA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA Space Shuttle missions.
From 1995 to 1997, he trained as the backup crew member for the German-Russian Mir’97 mission, and afterwards received additional training in Russia to become qualified as a second board engineer for the Mir space station. In 1998, he became a member of the European Astronaut Corps.

Schlegel was a Mission Specialist on the STS-122 Space Shuttle mission. The mission was charged with the responsibility of putting the Columbus laboratory in orbit, in addition to its connection to the International Space Station.

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