Sigmund Jähn

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Former German astronaut Sigmund Jaehn stands on a podium, 30 August... News Photo25th Anniversary,Anniversary,Applauding,Astronaut,Birthday,Celebration,Former,German Culture,Germany,Horizontal,Science and Technology,Sigmund Jähn,Sign,Smiling,Space Mission,Standing,TownPhotographer Collection: DDP 2003 AFPFormer German astronaut Sigmund Jaehn stands on a podium, 30 August 2003 in the eastern town of Markneukirchen, during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the German crewed spaceflights. Sigmund Jaehn, of former GDR, was together with Russian astronaut Valerij Bykowski on 26 August 1978 the first German to start on spacecraft Sojus 31 a eight-day-long space-flight. AFP PHOTO DDP/UWE MEINHOLD GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read UWE MEINHOLD/AFP/Getty Images)