Wubbo Ockels

The second Dutch-born astronaut and first Dutch citizen to have been to space is Wubbo Ockels. He was born on 28 March 1946 in Almelo, Overijssel. Ockels rocketed towards space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on October 30, 1985 – just over half a year after Lodewijk van den Berg – as a Payload Specialist of mission STS-61A. He died on 18 May 2014 in Amsterdam

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