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Rudolf Charles Meiner

Rudolf Charles Meiner, Swiss space systems engineer. Member National Space Society (Washington), Planetary Society, Swiss Society Solar Energy, Space Studies Institute, Sunset Energy Council, Swiss Society Space Technology; Lodge: Lions (president 1983-1984).

Background

  • Meiner, Rudolf Charles was born on June 5, 1935 in St. Gall, Switzerland. Son of Charles A. and Paula (Rejhon) Meiner.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1958. Degree in Engineering Stanford University, 1961. Technology coordinator Copers, Paris, 1962-1963.

      Test engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration-GSFC, Maryland, 1963-1964. Test engineer ESTEC, Delft, Netherlands, 1964-1966. Chief engineer ESLAB, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 1966-1969.

      Project scientist ESTEC, Noordwijk, 1969-1972. Head Spacelab systems and test engineer European Space Agency-ESTEC-SL, Noordwijk, 1972-1982, head long-term planning for Spacelab, 1982-1984. Manager Columbus Service Vehicle, 1984-1986, head Columbus special projects, since 1987.

      Astronaut candidate European Space Agency, Paris, 1977.

    Career

    • Chief engineer ESLAB, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 1966-1969. Manager Columbus Service Vehicle, 1984-1986, head Columbus special projects, since 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member National Space Society (Washington), Planetary Society, Swiss Society Solar Energy, Space Studies Institute, Sunset Energy Council, Swiss Society Space Technology. Lodge: Lions (president 1983-1984).

    Connections

    • Married Johanna Catharina Maria Anke Crone, April 29, 1971. Children: Rebecca Pavlova, Larissa Charlotte.
    • father: Charles A. Meiner
    • mother: Paula (Rejhon) Meiner
    • spouse: Johanna Catharina Maria Anke Crone
    • children: Rebecca Pavlova Meiner
    • Larissa Charlotte Meiner
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