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Bruemmer, Renate Luise (1955-) Swiss engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993. Meterologist.

Educated Munich; Miami.

Official DLR Biography

Name: Renate Bruemmer

Birthplace and date: St. Gallen / Switzerland, May 4, 1955

Marital status: Married

Profession: Meterologist


1961 - 1966 Kleinfeld Primary School Germering
1966 - 1975 High School Max-Born-Gymnasium, Germering.
1975 - 1981 Student of physics and mathematics at the University of Munich, master degree qualifying for teaching at secondary schools.
1981 - 1986 doctoral student of meterology (special subjects: remote sensing, fluid dynamics, numerical water prediction).
January 1986 Graduation at the University of Miami, Florida. Ph. D. Thesis: "On the Use of Profiler Data in Limited-Area Numerical Weather Prediction".


January 1986 - February 1988 research associate at the University of Colorado (cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) in cooperation with PROFS (Program for Regional Observing and Forecasting Systems, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado).

Since March 1988 Training at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) as science astronaut for the D-2 mission.

In January 1992, assignment as backup payload specialist for the D-2 mission.

April 26th - May 6th, 1993 Participation in the D-2 misson (STS-55) as Alternate Payload Specialist in the ground control center of DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen.

1994-present: Project Manager for GLOBE (International school environment program) at NOAA/Forecast Systems Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Key Areas of Research:

Research in various fields of meterology.


Publications and scientific reports in the area of meterology (Numerical Weather Prediction, Remote Sensing).


Holder of Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating
Divers Licence
Ham Radio Licence

(last updated: August 1997)

Birth Place: St. Gallen.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1955.05.04.

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