Planning an event? Book Hans Schlegel for a lecture - ESA-Astronaut and Speaker
* Born 1951 in Überlingen, Germany
- Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Hansa Gymnasium in Cologne
- Studying physics at RWTH Aachen University
Hans Schlegel conducted research in semiconductor physics before being trained as an
astronaut in the late 1980s by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He flew as a DLR
payload specialist in 1993 aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-55, which included the
German-sponsored Spacelab D-2 research module.
In 1998, Hans Schlegel became a member of the European Astronaut Corps. He flew to space as a mission specialist on the STS-122 Space Shuttle mission. The mission was charged with carrying the Columbus laboratory into orbit and connecting it to the International Space Station.
Space Shuttle: My missions to space
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