Eberhard Köllner

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Eberhard Köllner
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Nationality German
Born (1939-09-29) 29 September 1939 (age 78)
Stassfurt, Germany
Missions Soyuz 31 (backup)
Mission insignia
Soyuz 31 mission patch.svg

Eberhard Köllner (born 29 September 1939 in Stassfurt, Germany) was selected for Soyuz 31 as the backup for Sigmund Jähn.[1]

He later became the Director of the Airforce Academy of the German Democratic Republic in the rank of an Oberst ("Colonel"), following the reunion of Germany he refused to be transferred to the (West) German Bundeswehr. He is currently working in private industries.


  1. ^ Hall, Rex; Shayler, David; Vis, Bert (2005). Russia's cosmonauts: inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center. Birkhäuser. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-387-21894-6. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 

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