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Shown in his spacesuit, signing the returned space capsule in this 5½x4 photograph.
Photograph signed: "Sigmund Jahn". Color, 5½x4. Sigmund Jähn (b. 1937), an East German Air Force pilot and research scientist, became the first German in space, traveling to the Soviet space station Salyut 6 on a 7-day mission (August - September, 1978) aboard two Soyuz spacecraft. For this mission, the cosmonaut was honored as a Hero of the Soviet Union. After German reunification, Jähn was a freelance consultant to the German Aerospace Center, and then the European Space Agency (1993-2002). Fine condition.

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Born: February 13, 1937 in Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, Vogtland, Germany

Sigmund Werner Paul Jähn (born 13 February 1937) is a German pilot, who became the first German to fly in space as part of the Soviet Union's Interkosmos programme.

Jähn was born in Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, in the Vogtland district of Saxony, Germany. From 1943 to 1951 he attended school in his hometown, and after school trained as a printer.
In 1955 he joined the East German Air Force, where he became a pilot and military scientist. From 1966 until 1970 he studied at the Gagarin Air Force Academy in Monino, in the Soviet Union, and afterwards worked in the administration of the East German air force, responsible for pilot education and flight safety.

Jähn was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union on 3 September 1978.[1] In 1983 he received a doctorate in physics at the "Zentralinstitut für Physik der Erde" in Potsdam, specialising in remote sensing of the earth.
Starting in 1990, after German reunification, he worked as a freelance consultant for the formerly West German spaceflight agency German Aerospace Center (DLR), and from 1993 also for the European Space Agency (ESA) to prepare for the Euromir missions. In 2002 he finally retired from this job.
Jähn is married and has two children. He lives in Strausberg and he enjoys reading and hunting.
Asteroid 17737 was named "Sigmundjähn" in 2001.

Film Credits
2009 Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig (in person), 2009 Die Fliegerkosmonauten (in person), 2009 Danke für die Träume! (in person), 2005 Sandmann - Historien om en sosialistisk supermann (in person), 2003 Good Bye Lenin! (Other), 1991 Our Planet Earth (in person), 1978 Unser Sandmännchen (in person)

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