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* 1937 in
Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, Saxony (former GDR)
Sigmund Werner Paul Jähn is a German cosmonaut and pilot,
who in 1978 became the first East German (and German native) to
fly in space as part of the Soviet Union's Interkosmos programme.
He flew on board Soyuz 31, launched 26 August 1978 to the Soviet
space station Salyut 6, where he conducted experiments
in remote sensing of the earth, medicine, biology, materials
science, and geophysics.
After 124 orbits he returned on Soyuz 29 and landed on 3 September
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