|selected on||October 8, 1990|
|Calls:||1 space flight|
|Begin:||March 17, 1992|
|Landing:||March 25, 1992|
|Time in space:||7d 21h 57min|
|retired on||March 1992|
After graduating from high school in 1974, he joined the Bundeswehr and trained as an aircraft mechanic . From 1975 he attended the Air Force officers' school in Neubiberg. He also got a pilot's license . In 1976 he began studying aerospace engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich , which he completed in 1980 as a graduate engineer. Then he was used as a pilot on Starfighter and Tornado . In 1988/89 he completed test pilot training in Manching and at the Empire Test Pilots' School in Boscombe Down. As an officer in the Air Force, Flade achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel .
He had been a member of the German astronaut team since 1990 and was a research cosmonaut member of the Mir-92 mission from March 17 to 25, 1992 . In 1991 he was one of 61 European candidates in the 1991 ESA selection (one of five German candidates) and was on a list of 25 applicants, but was not selected at the time. He is currently working as a test pilot for Airbus in Toulouse ( France ), where he is also responsible for operations management.
Klaus-Dietrich Flade is married and has two children.
- spacefacts.de: Short biography
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German astronaut|
|DATE OF BIRTH||23rd August 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Büdesheim|