Matthias Maurer

Matthias Maurer

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24/01/2017 11:06 am

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ESA–Sabine Grothues

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Matthias Maurer at the European Astronaut Centre, in Cologne, Germany.

Media are invited to ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany, for a press conference on 2 February at 10:00 CET (09:00 GMT) with the Agency’s latest recruit to its astronaut corps, Matthias Maurer.

Matthias has a background in materials science engineering and was among the 10 finalists for ESA’s astronaut selection in 2009. He is already undergoing basic training in the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

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