Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

van Aken


The Netherlands

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Personal data

Birthdate:  06.10.1961
Birthplace:  Amsterdam
Marital status:  married
Selection date:  22.04.1991
Position:  LS
Status:  Ret. ??.11.1991

Additional information

Gymnasium, Hösbach BRD, 1982; Physics, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, 1988; researcher Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, 1991; languages: English, German, French (limited); hobbies: karate, swimming, skiing, guitar playing, reading; one of five candidates from the Netherlands in the 1992 ESA selection (only André Kuipers was selected as an astronaut).


Last update on April 30, 2018.