Franz Artur Viehböck is an Austrian electrical engineer, and was Austria's first cosmonaut. He was titulated „Austronaut" by his country's media. He visited the Mir space station in 1991 aboard Soyuz TM-13, returning aboard Soyuz TM-12 after spending just over a week in space.
|Born:||August 24, 1960, Vienna, Austria|
|Other occupation:||Electrical engineer|
|Time in space:||7d 22h 12m|
|Missions:||Soyuz TM-13, Soyuz TM-12|
About Franz Viehbock
Engineer who became the first Austrian citizen to travel to space. He participated in the 1991 Soyuz TM-13 Mir space station mission.
He and Clemens Lothaller were chosen to participate in Austromir 91, a joint Soviet and Austrian space mission.
While visiting the Mir space station, he conducted over a dozen scientific experiments.
His wife gave birth to his daughter Carina while he was in space.
He and Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes were the first people from their respective countries to enter space.
Information related to Franz Viehböck
- Timeline of astronauts by nationality
- Space program of Austria
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