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van den Berg, Lodewijk
van den Berg
van den Berg
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Dutch-American physicist payload specialist astronaut 1983-1985.

Status: Inactive; Active 1983-1985. Born: 1932-03-24. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 7.01 days. Birth Place: Dutch.

Master of science in chemical engineering from Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands, 1961. Master of Science, 1972, followed by Ph.D.in 1975 in physics from the University of Delaware. American citizen from 1975. Chemical engineer with EG and G Corporation in Goleta, California. Joined Constellation Technology Corporation.


More at: van den Berg, Lodewijk.

Family: Payload Specialist Astronaut. Country: Netherlands, USA. Flights: STS-51-B. Projects: STS. Agency: EG&G. Bibliography: 4452, 6140.
Photo Gallery

STS-51-BSTS-51-B
Payload specialist Lodewijk van den Berg looks out aft flight deck window
Credit: NASA



1932 March 24 - .
1985 April 29 - . 16:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP2. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-51-B - . Call Sign: Challenger. Crew: Gregory, Lind, Overmyer, Thagard, Thornton, Bill, van den Berg, Lodewijk, Wang. Payload: Challenger F07 / SL 3 MPESS. Mass: 14,245 kg (31,404 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gregory, Lind, Overmyer, Thagard, Thornton, Bill, van den Berg, Lodewijk, Wang. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-51-B. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Challenger. Duration: 7.01 days. Decay Date: 1985-05-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 15665 . COSPAR: 1985-034A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 346 km (214 mi). Inclination: 57.0000 deg. Period: 91.50 min.

    Manned seven crew. Deployed Nusat; carried Spacelab 3. Payloads: Spacelab-3 experiments, habitable Spacelab and mission peculiar experiment support structure. The experiments represented a total of five different disciplines: materials processing in space, environmental observa-tions, life science, astrophysics, and technology experiments. Two getaway specials (GAS). The flight crew was split into gold and silver shifts working 12-hour days during the flight.


1985 May 6 - .

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