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Flade, Klaus-Dietrich (1952-) German engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir 92.

Educated Munich; Maching; ETPS.

NAME: Klaus-Dietrich Flade

BIRTHDATE AND PLACE: August 23, 1951, Buedesheim / Germany .

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1959-1974 school in Oldenburg, Cochem, Memmingen, Bonn and Schelkingen, 1974-1976 training as an aircraft mechanic while attending at the officers school of the German Air Force, 1976-1980 studied Air/Space Technology at the Armed Forces University in Munich, Degree in Engineering and a Diploma in Chemistry, 1980-1988 Pilot for single and multi jets, high performance aircraft, 1988-1989 trained as a Test Pilot in Maching and at ETPS (Boscombe Down), achieved Test Pilot Class 1. 1988-1990 tested aviation equipment.

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Jets: F-104G, Tornado, Alpha-Jet, F-16. Transports: Transall:, Do 228, Do 28. Beside flying these aircraft, he has flown helicopters, including the Bo 105, a diversity of small planes, ultra light aircraft, gliders. He also did Air-to-Air Refuelling of different kinds of aircraft.

SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIZATION: Mass Spectroscopy, gas chromatography and applications of chemical analytical devices, while his main interests are fluid dynamics and EDV.

Birth Place: Buedesheim.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1952.08.23.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 7.91 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Mir EO-10 Crew: Volkov Aleksandr. Only Russian EO crewmember left after a paying British passenger was found and political necessity of flying a Kazakh cosmonaut. EO-9 crew Krikalyov stayed aboard as other E-10 crewmember. Backup crew: Viktorenko. More...
  • Mir Austromir Crew: Aubakirov, Viehboeck. First Austrian astronaut. First Kazakh astronaut. Swap of Soyuz lifeboats. Backup crew: Lothaller, Musabayev. More...
  • Mir 92 Crew: Flade. German 'Mir 92' flight to the Russian space station. Swapped Soyuz lifeboats at station. Backup crew: Ewald. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • DLR German agency overseeing development of spacecraft. Deutsche Agentur fuer Raumfahrtangelegenheiten, Cologne, Germany. More...

Associated Programs
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Flade Chronology

1992 March 17 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2.
  • Soyuz TM-14 - . Call Sign: Vityaz (Knight ). Crew: Flade; Kaleri; Viktorenko. Backup Crew: Avdeyev; Ewald; Solovyov. Payload: Soyuz TM 11F732 s/n 64. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Flade; Kaleri; Viktorenko; Avdeyev; Ewald; Solovyov. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Mir EO-11; Mir 92; Mir EO-10; Mir LD-3. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 145.59 days. Decay Date: 1992-08-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 21908 . COSPAR: 1992-014A. Apogee: 394 km (244 mi). Perigee: 373 km (231 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.20 min. Summary: Mir Expedition EO-11. Joint flight with Germany. Docked at the Kvant rear port at 12:33 GMT on March 19..

1992 March 25 - .
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