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Walter, Dr Ulrich Hans (1954-) German physicist payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-55.

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Iserlohn, Germany, February 9, 1954

MARITAL STATUS: Married, 2 children

EDUCATION AND: 1972 Graduation from the Maerkisches Gymnasium (High School) in Iserlohn. 1980 Diploma in Physics from the University of Cologne. 1985 Doctorate in the field of Solid State Physics at the University at Cologne.

EXPERIENCE: 1972 -1974 Served as volunteer with the German Federal Armed Forces. From 1980 to was a 1985 Member of the academic staff of the University of Cologne

Chosen as a German Science Astronaut in 1987. Assigned to the German D-2 mission in 1990. From 1990 - 1992 underwent D-2 mission Payload Specialist training in Houston, Texas. Flew aboard the STS-55 D-2 mission on April 26 - May 6, 1993 as Payload Specialist PS1. From 1994 Project Manager "German Satellite Data Archive" at DLR.

PUBLICATIONS: More than 40 different scientific publications. A book about his spaceflight was published in 1997.

Birth Place: Iserlohn.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1954.02.09.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 9.99 days.

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Associated Flights
  • STS-55 Crew: Harris, Henricks, Nagel, Precourt, Ross, Schlegel, Walter. Manned seven crew. Carried German Spacelab-D2. More...

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

Associated Programs
  • STS The Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle) was conceived originally as a completely reusable system that would provide cheap, routine access to space and replace all American and civilian military launch vehicles. Crippled by technological overreach, political compromise, and budget limitations, it instead ended up costing more than the expendable rockets it was to have replaced. STS sucked the money out of all other NASA projects for half a century. The military abandoned its use after the Challenger shuttle explosion in the 1980's. More...

Walter Chronology

1993 April 26 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-55.
  • STS-55 - . Call Sign: Columbia. Crew: Harris; Henricks; Nagel; Precourt; Ross; Schlegel; Walter. Payload: Columbia F14/USS/Spacelab D-2 LM. Mass: 12,185 kg (26,863 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Harris; Henricks; Nagel; Precourt; Ross; Schlegel; Walter. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-55. Spacecraft: Columbia. Duration: 9.99 days. Decay Date: 1993-05-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 22640 . COSPAR: 1993-027A. Apogee: 312 km (193 mi). Perigee: 304 km (188 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 90.70 min. Summary: Manned seven crew. Carried German Spacelab-D2. Payloads: Spacelab D-2 with long module, unique support structure (USS), and Reaction Kinetics in Glass Melts (RKGM) getaway special, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) II..

1993 May 5 - .
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