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Walter, Ulrich Hans
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German physicist payload specialist astronaut 1987-1993.

Status: Inactive; Active 1987-1993. Born: 1954-02-09. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 9.99 days. Birth Place: Iserlohn.

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.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Ulrich Walter
German Science Astronaut (Payload Specialist)

PERSONAL DATA: Born February 9, 1954, in Iserlohn, Germany. Married. Two children. He enjoys sports, such as badminton, basketball, and soccer, as well as pop and classical music, electronics (analog, digital, and HF), and photography.

ORGANIZATIONS: Member, German Physical Society.

PUBLICATIONS: Dr. Walter has some 35 publications in various international scientific journals. Author of two "Bericht der KFA Jlich" (Reports of the National Research Laboratory at Julich, Germany).

SPECIAL HONORS: A research fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), 1986-1987.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Physical Science in the fields of Neutron Scattering Techniques, Rare Earth Magnetism, High-Tc Superconductivity, and ScanningTunneling Microscopy.



SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Dr. Walter flew as prime payload specialist PS-1 on STS-55 Columbia (April 26 to May 6, 1993). STS-55 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Nearly 90 experiments were conducted during this German-sponsored Spacelab D-2 mission to investigate life sciences, materials sciences, physics, robotics, astronomy and the Earth and its atmosphere. STS-55 also flew the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) making contact with students in 14 schools around the world. At mission conclusion, Dr. Walter had traveled over 4.1 million miles in 160 Earth orbits, and logged over 239 hours in space.

MAY 1993

This is the only version available from NASA. Updates must be sought direct from the above named individual.

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Family: Astronaut. Country: Germany. Flights: STS-55. Projects: STS. Agency: DLR. Bibliography: 6179.

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1993 April 26 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
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