Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates



The Netherlands

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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.09.1952
Birthplace:  Sneek
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  22.04.1991
Position:  SS
Status:  Ret. ??.11.1991

Additional information

One of five candidates from the Netherlands in the 1992 ESA selection (only André Kuipers was selected as an astronaut); Fighter pilot education in Canada, 1973; Bachelor of Medicine, University of Utrecht, 1978; Experimental test pilot, Edwards AFB California, 1984; Operational representative of the Royal Dutch Navy in the USA, 1992; languages: English, French, German; Hobbies: oldtimer motorbikes, sports, history and reading.


Last update on April 30, 2018.