Reinhold Ewald

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Dr Ewald, a German physicist and ESA astronaut, he flew on the second German-Russian mission MIR-97 in February 1997, as a member of the German astronaut team. Dr Kass trained him to operate the Modular Physiological Laboratory, MEDEX, which was flown on this mission. The experimental operations of this facility were carried out successfully despite major set-backs suffered, such as a fire, and a collision resulting in the decompression of the Spektr module.