Franz Viehbock

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Date of Birth August 24, 1960
Place of Birth Austria
Age 60 years old
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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.

Nationality: Austrian
Born: August 24, 1960, Vienna, Austria
Other occupation: Electrical engineer
Time in space: 7d 22h 12m
Selection: 1989
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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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.

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Latest information about Franz Viehbock updated on October 25, 2020.

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