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Ulf Merbold

Ulf Merbold

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 06/20/1941
  • First Flight: 11/28/1983
  • Last Flight: 10/03/1994


Ulf Merbold, a German astronaut affiliated with the government agency European Space Agency, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Dr. Ulf Dietrich Merbold (born June 20, 1941) is the first West German citizen and second German native (after Sigmund Jähn) to have flown in space. He is also the first member of the European Space Agency Astronaut Corps to participate in a spaceflight mission and the first non-US citizen to reach orbit in a US spacecraft. In 1983, he and Byron Lichtenberg became the first Payload Specialists to fly on the shuttle.

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