Ulf Merbold

Astronaut

1941 –

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Who is Ulf Merbold?

Dr. Ulf Dietrich Merbold is the first West German citizen and second German native to have flown in space. He is also the first member of the European Space Agency Astronaut Corps to participate in a spaceflight mission. He holds the distinction of being 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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Born
Jun 20, 1941
Greiz
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Stuttgart

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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