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In 1982 he received a degree in aerospace engineering from Bundeswehr University, Munich.
He graduated from Goethe-High School in Neu-Isenburg in 1977. In 1982, Reiter received his diploma in aerospace engineering from the Bundeswehr University Munich. In 2010 the university awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. He completed his training as a pilot in Germany and Texas.
Between 1996 and 1997, he underwent additional training on the Soyuz spacecraft and was awarded a "Soyuz Return Commander" certificate, qualifying him to command a three-person Soyuz crew during its return from space.
He trained for a six-month mission to the International Space Station and was launched on the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-121 mission to join Expedition 13. The launch date was set for 1 July 2006, but was moved to 2 July, and finally launched on 4 July 2006 due to weather delays. Discovery departed 15 July, leaving Reiter behind with Expedition 13. He later became part of Expedition 14 before returning to Earth aboard Discovery during the STS-116 mission.
On 8 August 2007 Thomas Reiter was named a member of DLR's executive board.
Thomas's marriage produced two sons.
Currently, Thomas Reiter is 63 years, 4 months and 25 days old. Thomas Reiter will celebrate 64th birthday on a Monday 23rd of May 2022. Below we countdown to Thomas Reiter upcoming birthday.