Gerhard Thiele
Gerhard Thiele

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Name: Gerhard Thiele
Occupation: Astronaut
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 2, 1953
Age: 69
Country: Germany
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Gerhard Thiele

Gerhard Thiele was born on September 2, 1953 in Germany (69 years old). Gerhard Thiele is an Astronaut, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Gerhard Thielenet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


In July 2013 he became the head of the ESA's Human Spaceflight and Operations Strategic Planning and Outreach office.

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Before Fame

He received his PhD in environmental physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1985.

Biography Timeline


Born in Heidenheim an der Brenz, he attended the Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium in Ludwigsburg. After school he volunteered for the German Navy, serving as Operations/Weapons Officer aboard fast patrol boats. In 1976 he began to study physics at the University of Munich and the University of Heidelberg. He received his doctorate in Heidelberg in 1985 in Environmental Physics.


From 1986 to 1987 he was a postdoc at Princeton University. In 1988 he was selected for the German astronaut team and began basic training at the DLR. In 1990 he was selected as a backup crew member for the German spacelab mission D-2 (STS-55). During the mission, which took part in April 1993, he worked in the Payload Operations Control Center of DLR at Oberpfaffenhofen as the alternate payload specialist.


In 1996, he was selected by the German Space Agency to receive Space Shuttle Mission Specialist training at NASA. In August 1998, he joined the European Space Agency (ESA), into which the German national team was integrated. In 2000, he completed his only spaceflight, the STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.


During 2003 and 2004, he trained in Russia as the backup for André Kuipers on the Soyuz TMA-4 mission.


He retired from the European Astronaut Corps in October 2005.

Family Life

Gerhard married and had four children.

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