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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter

Germany's most accomplished astronaut
Languages : English, German

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  • Science
    • Astronomy
    • Psychology
    • Research
    • Technology
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  • Entertainment: “The Home Planet – With the Eyes of an Astronaut”
  • Innovation & Creativity: “Why the Tomato is NOT red!”
  • Motivation: “From Vision to Mission”
  • Inspiration: “With Einstein into Space”
  • Adventures and Expeditions: “In 90 Minutes around the Earth”
  • Philosophy: “The Future of Mankind in Space”
  • Science & Technology: “What the Hell are Astronauts doing in Space?”, “For Earth into Space”

After his studies of physics at the University of Cologne he spend one year at the US research laboratory Argonne National Laboratories in Chicago, then he went to the university of California, Berkeley for a year as a postdoctoral student. In 1987 he was appointed to be a member of the German team of astronauts and subsequently went into training.

In 1994 he became project leader of the major project: “German Satellite Data Archive” of the German Remote Data Sensing Center of the DLR in

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After his studies of physics at the University of Cologne he spend one year at the US research laboratory Argonne National Laboratories in Chicago, then he went to the university of California, Berkeley for a year as a postdoctoral student. In 1987 he was appointed to be a member of the German team of astronauts and subsequently went into training.

In 1994 he became project leader of the major project: “German Satellite Data Archive” of the German Remote Data Sensing Center of the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich. In 1998 he went to the IBM Development Laboratory in Böblingen as a program manager in charge of development and consulting for IBM software products as project leader and lead consultant. Since March 2003 he is heading the Institute of Astronautics at the Technische Universität München teaching and researching in the field of satellite technology.

Ulrich Walter is President of the Hermann-Oberth-Museum in Feucht, Chairman of the Panelof Judges for the BMW Scientific Award, member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees of the Deutsches Museum (German Technical Museum), Munich, and of the Science and Technology Center, Freiburg.

He is the author of five books like the illustrated book “In 90 Minutes around the Earth”, two CD-ROMs, and he has published more than 40 scientific articles in various international journals. He publishes astronautic articles and from 1998 till 2003 he presented the scientific program MaxQ at the Bavarian TV.Walter has been awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Wernher von Braun Medal

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