Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates




Personal data

Birthdate:  17.09.1942
Birthplace:  Biel
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Master of Science in Geophysics from the Swiss Federal Institute Technology (ETH), Zurich, 1967; doctorate in Mass Spektroscopy / Atmospheric Physics from the University Bern, 1975; one of six candidates from Switzerland in the 1977 ESA selection (only Claude Nicollier was selected); in 1977 employed by the Federal Military Department; hobbies: mountain climbing, skiing, cartography.


Last update on October 23, 2009.