Lodewijk van den Berg

Astronaut

1932 –

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Who is Lodewijk van den Berg?

Lodewijk van den Berg is a Dutch American chemical engineer, specializing in crystal growth, who flew on a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission as a Payload Specialist.

He was the first Dutch-born astronaut, a fact that is often ignored in the Netherlands because he was a naturalized American and no longer a Dutch citizen at the time of flight. He is married and has two children. As of 2005, he resides in Florida and works as a chief scientist at the Constellation Technology Corporation.

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Born
Mar 24, 1932
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Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Netherlands
Profession
Education
  • Delft University of Technology

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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