Reinhard Furrer

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Prof. Dr. Furrer (1940 –1995) was a German physicist, an avid pilot, and astronaut. He was a payload specialist on the first German Spacelab mission STS-61-A (D1, 1985), for which he was trained by a team led by Dr Kass to perform a series of vestibular experiments on the Space Sled using the Vestibular Helmet. He participated in the fatal flight of the historic Messerschmitt Bf-108 after the end of the official Berlin air show.