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Jorg Feustel-Buechl, the European Space Agency's Director of Space Transportation Systems, responsible for the development of the re-usable spaceplane, Hermes, and also the Ariane 5 rocket which will place it in low earth orbit. He was previously the Senior Vice-President of MAN Technology and has sat on the board of Ariane SA, the commercial operator of the Ariane launches. Born in Regensburg, West Germany in 1940, he graduated in mechanical engineering.
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