updated 5/19/2006 9:12:30 AM ET 2006-05-19T13:12:30

A former Nazi scientist has been booted from the International Space Hall of Fame.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History's commission unanimously voted last week to remove Hubertus Strughold.

He had been inducted in 1978 for work in developing the spacesuit and space capsule, and contributions to space medicine.

But Strughold was also linked to experiments on prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp in his native Germany.

A museum visitor noticed Strughold's name in the hall last fall and told the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League — which then uncovered records on his past.

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