Sigmund Jähn

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Sigmund Jähn, 1978

Sigmund Werner Paul Jähn (13 February 1937 – 21 September 2019) was a German cosmonaut and pilot. In 1978, he became the first German to fly in space as part of the Soviet Union's Interkosmos programme.[1] He was born in Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, Saxony, Germany.

Jähn was married and had two children. He lived in Strausberg in the later part of his life. He died on 21 September 2019 at the age of 82.[2][3]

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  1. "Biografie von Sigmund Jähn" (in German). European Space Agency. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. "Weltraumpionier Sigmund Jähn verstorben". Archived from the original on 2019-09-22. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. Raumfahrer Sigmund Jähn ist tot

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