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WUBBO OCKELS - ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 294456

 
WUBBO OCKELS
Signature of the Dutch astronaut
Envelope signed: "Wubbo Ockels", 6½x3½. Ink stamp image of the space shuttle at left edge. Wubbo Ockels of the Netherlands, born in 1946, was a payload specialist on 1985's Challenger STS-61A (Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 1985) the first West German D-1 Spacelab Mission. This was the first Space Shuttle mission with payload activities controlled by a country besides the United States, as well as the first to carry eight crew members. Since then, he's been a professor of aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology and worked on sustainable energy, in particular assisting and advising the Netherlands' Nuna vehicle teams that won the World Solar Challenge road race between 2001 and 2007. Lightly toned. Fine condition.


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WUBBO OCKELS
Born: March 28, 1946 in Almelo, the Netherlands

Personal data

Born 28 March 1946, in Almelo, the Netherlands, but considers Groningen, the Netherlands, to be his hometown. He is married and has two children.

Education

Received a degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Groningen in 1973. Completed a Ph.D. thesis on the basis of experimental work at the Nuclear Physics Accelerator Institute (K.V.I.) in Groningen in 1978.

Experience

From 1973 to 1978, Wubbo Ockels performed experimental investigations at the Nuclear Physics Accelerator Institute in Groningen. His work concerned the gamma-ray decay of nuclear systems directly after formation and the development of a data-handling system involving design of electronics and programming of real-time software. He also contributed to the design and construction of position-sensitive charged particle detectors. While at the K.V.I. Institute, Ockels supervised the practical work of first-year physics students at the University of Groningen.

In 1978, he was selected by the European Space Agency, as one of three European payload specialists (science astronauts) to train for the Spacelab missions, together with Ulf Merbold and Claude Nicollier. In May 1980, Ockels began the basic astronaut training for mission specialist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, United States. He successfully completed the training in August 1981 and joined the Spacelab 1 crew for training as a back-up payload specialist for the first mission of ESA's Spacelab. During the mission (28 November â€" 8 December 1983) he served as ground-communicator and liaison-scientist for the crew on board STS-9/Spacelab 1.

From 1986, Wubbo Ockels was stationed at ESA's research and technology centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, where he supported human spaceflights activities. He later became Head of ESA's Education and Outreach Office in Noordwijk. During this time he also held a part-time professorship in Aerospace at the Delft University of Technology.

From September 2003, in close coordination with ESA, he became full-time professor of Aerospace for Sustainable Engineering and Technology at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, dealing with the exploitation of alternative sources of energy. Through the professorship Ockels is involved in innovative projects such as the Laddermill and the Nuna solar powered car, twice leading a team of students to victory in the bi-annual World Solar Challenge in Australia in 2001 and 2003.




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