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'An impressive man and a rather quiet hero': Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

'An impressive man and a rather quiet hero': Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

In the German Democratic Republic (GDR) he was a hero of the people, and in all of Germany he was a role model: the cosmonaut Sigmund Jähn has died at the age of 82.

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