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Sigmund Jähn: Bridging East and West in space exploration

Forty years ago, on August 26 1978, Sigmund Jähn was the first German to fly into space. He was born in a small mining town in East Germany. As "our cosmonaut," Jähn became a figurehead of the GDR.