Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Dicky André Martinus "Dick"

The Netherlands

Personal data

Birthdate:  17.02.1943
Birthplace:  Rotterdam
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  30.08.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Doctorate in Biology from the University of Amsterdam, 1974; doctorate in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam, 1978; one of five candidates from the Netherlands in the 1977 ESA selection (only Wubbo Ockels was selected as an astronaut); since 1990 head of the Columbus Users Organization.


Last update on April 30, 2018.