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Spacelab: Europe's ticket to Space

Two missions flown in 1985 and 1993, code-named D-1 and D-2, were almost exclusively German in origin, with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in charge of mission control and of monitoring the research flights from its control centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich. The members of the team included Dutch ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels and German astronauts Reinhard Furrer and Ernst Messerschmidt (Spacelab D-1) and Ulrich Walter and Hans-Wilhelm Schlegel (Spacelab D-2).

Two missions flown in 1985 and 1993, code-named D-1 and D-2, were almost exclusively German in origin, with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in charge of mission control and of monitoring the research flights from its control centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich.

The members of the team included Dutch ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels and German astronauts Reinhard Furrer and Ernst Messerschmidt (Spacelab D-1) and Ulrich Walter and Hans-Wilhelm Schlegel (Spacelab D-2).

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