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List of notable or famous astronauts from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top astronauts born in Germany and even some popular astronauts who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German astronauts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronauts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronaut from Germany is included when available.

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This historic astronauts from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German astronauts of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronauts from Germany?" These prominent astronauts of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German astronauts.

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Charles D. Gemar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronauts from Germany
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Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions. Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota. Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions. Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Yankton, South Dakota, United States of America

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Ernst Messerschmid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronauts from Germany
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Prof. Dr. Ernst Willi Messerschmid is a German physicist and former astronaut. Born in Reutlingen, Germany, Messerschmid finished the Technisches Gymnasium in Stuttgart in 1965. After two years of military service he studied physics at the University of Tübingen and Bonn, receiving diploma degree in 1972 and doctorate in 1976. From 1970 to 1975 he was also visiting scientist at the CERN in Geneva, working on proton beams in accelerators and plasmas. From 1975 to 1976 he worked at the University of Freiburg and the Brookhaven National Laboratory, In 1977, he joined DESY in Hamburg to work on the beam optics of the PETRA storage ring. From 1978 to 1982, he worked at the DFVLR in the Institute ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Reutlingen, Germany

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Gerhard Thiele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Astronauts from Germany
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Dr. Gerhard Paul Julius Thiele is a German physicist and a former ESA astronaut. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany

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Hans Schlegel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronauts from Germany
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Hans Wilhelm Schlegel is a German physicist, an ESA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA Space Shuttle missions. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Überlingen, Germany

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