August 23, 1952 |
|Rank||Lieutenant colonel, German Air Force|
Time in space
|7d 21h 57m|
|Selection||1990 German Group|
|Missions||Soyuz TM-14, Soyuz TM-13|
Klaus-Dietrich Flade (born August 23, 1952) is a German pilot and former German Aerospace Center astronaut who visited the Mir space station in 1992 aboard the Soyuz TM-14 mission, returning to Earth a week later aboard Soyuz TM-13.
Born in Büdesheim, Germany, he joined the German Air Force after school. Educated initially as an airplane engineer, he studied aerospace engineering at Bundeswehr University Munich from 1976 to 1980. Afterwards he became a pilot. He trained as a test pilot from 1988 to 1989. In October 1990, he was selected as part of the German astronaut team for the Euromir '92 flight.
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