Meet Gerhard Thiele (Keynote Let’s Talk)
Meet Gerhard Thiele
one of our keynoters for LET’S TALK ! reimagine the visitor journey:
Gerhard Thiele was part of the team Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), in February 2000.
The mission collected data to create the first-ever 3D map of the complete globe!
“After his flight, Thiele worked as a ‘CapCom’ (Capsule Communicator) for NASA. A CapCom acts as the communicator between ground control and the astronauts in space. He was the first European astronaut to serve in this capacity. He returned to Germany in 2001 to head ESA’s European Astronaut Centre.”