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19 April 2017

The astronauts: Two female candidates made it through the selection process

Berlin, 19 April 2017 – The decision has been made: Nicola Baumann, a Eurofighter pilot from Cologne, and Insa Thiele-Eich, a meteorologist from Bonn, have won over four other candidates in the finals of the initiative “Die Astronautin. The two […]
6 March 2017

Support the astronaut on her way to weightlessness!

Let us write history together and bring the first German woman into space! The first training session of the astronaut is to be funded with a crowdfunding campaign. For your contribution, you will receive a great thank you, in the […]
1 March 2017

The six finalists

Nicola Baumann, born on March 10, 1985 in Munich, is a Eurofighter pilot with the German armed forces in Nörvenich near Cologne. At the moment, she has the rank of Major and is responsible for, among other things, airspace surveillance […]
1 April 2016

What an incredible rush of applicants …

The mission for 2020 has begun – over 400 motivated candidates have taken the step to apply to be the first female German astronaut. A proud number with which no one would have expected. Engineers, pilots or scientists – each […]
1 March 2016

Germany is looking for the first female German astronaut

Imagine that you are looking at Earth from the International Space Station. What would do you see? What would impress you? Are there differences in how a man or a woman would look at our planet? To date, 11 German […]
16 August 2017

German astronaut trainees complete first parabolic flights

Parabolic flying and drinking at the same time: the two first female astronaut trainees from Germany came to Moscow on 15 August 2017. Nicola Baumann and Insa Thiele-Eich have completed their first ten parabolic flights as part of their training […]
19 April 2017

The astronauts: Two female candidates made it through the selection process

Berlin, 19 April 2017 – The decision has been made: Nicola Baumann, a Eurofighter pilot from Cologne, and Insa Thiele-Eich, a meteorologist from Bonn, have won over four other candidates in the finals of the initiative “Die Astronautin. The two […]
6 March 2017

Support the astronaut on her way to weightlessness!

Let us write history together and bring the first German woman into space! The first training session of the astronaut is to be funded with a crowdfunding campaign. For your contribution, you will receive a great thank you, in the […]
1 March 2017

The six finalists

Nicola Baumann, born on March 10, 1985 in Munich, is a Eurofighter pilot with the German armed forces in Nörvenich near Cologne. At the moment, she has the rank of Major and is responsible for, among other things, airspace surveillance […]