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Reinhold Ewald

Reinhold Ewald, German astronaut. Achievements include spending 18 days on board the Mir space station. Recipient Russian Order of Friendship, 1992, Russian medal for Personal Courage, President Boris Yeltsin, 1997, German Federal Cross of Merit (1st class), 1997. Member of Association Space Explorers, German Physics Society.

Background

  • Ewald, Reinhold was born on December 18, 1956 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Cologne, France, 1977. Master of Science in Experimental Physics, University Cologne, France, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Cologne, France, 1986.

    Career

    • Research scientist University Cologne, 1983—1987. Extraterrestrial science project manager German Aerospace Center, 1987—1990, coordinator for spaceflight, department planning, 1987—1990. Crew interface coordinator, backup cosmonaut German-Russian MIR'92 mission, 1990—1992.

      Deputy head astronaut office German Aerospace Center, 1992—1993, assistant to director space programme, 1993—1995. Research cosmonaut MIR'97 mission, 1995—1997. Member European astronaut corps European Space Agency, Cologne, since 1999.

      Part-time lecturer spaceflight operations Technology University Munich, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include spending 18 days on board the Mir space station.

    Membership

    Member of Association Space Explorers, German Physics Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Karate (black belt), reading, soccer, performing with amateur theatre group.

    Connections

    • Married; 3 children.
    Reinhold Ewald
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    Born December 18, 1956
    (age 60)
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    • 1977
      University Cologne
    • 1983
      University Cologne
    • 1986
      University Cologne
    • 1983 - 1987
      Research scientist, University Cologne
    • 1987 - 1990
      extraterrestrial science project manager, German Aerospace Center
    • 1990 - 1992
      crew interface coordinator
    • 1995 - 1997
      research cosmonaut MIR'97 mission
    • 1999
      member, European astronaut corps European Space Agency
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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