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Wubbo Ockels

1946 - 2014

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Wubbo Johannes Ockels (28 March 1946 – 18 May 2014) was a Dutch physicist and astronaut with the European Space Agency who, in 1985, became the first Dutch citizen in space when he flew on STS-61-A as a payload specialist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wubbo Ockels has received more than 176,997 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Wubbo Ockels is the 127th most popular astronaut (up from 128th in 2019), the 565th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 534th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Wubbo Ockels ranks 127 out of 524Before him are Anatoly Solovyev, Anatoly Filipchenko, Lev Dyomin, Valentin Lebedev, Valery Rozhdestvensky, and Aleksei Yeliseyev. After him are Dumitru Prunariu, Rusty Schweickart, Vyacheslav Zudov, Valery Ryumin, Gennadi Strekalov, and Kathryn D. Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1946, Wubbo Ockels ranks 350Before him are Keith Mitchell, Barry Hulshoff, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, Valentina Tolkunova, Ricky Hui, and Zsuzsa Koncz. After him are Rabah Saâdane, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Ognyan Gerdzhikov, Catharine MacKinnon, Caterina Caselli, and Nataša Kandić. Among people deceased in 2014, Wubbo Ockels ranks 213Before him are Ian Paisley, Ichirō Nagai, Joel Camargo, Ruby Dee, Julio Abbadie, and Mango. After him are Jean-Jacques Marcel, Mithat Bayrak, Antoine Duhamel, Gustavo Cerati, Martha Hyer, and Zbigniew Pietrzykowski.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Wubbo Ockels ranks 565 out of 1,427Before him are Adri van Tiggelen (1957), Alex Van Halen (1953), Wilhelm Heinrich, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (1691), Barry Hulshoff (1946), Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821), and Maarten Schmidt (1929). After him are Frederik van Eeden (1860), Kees Kist (1952), Neelie Kroes (1941), Elly Ameling (1933), Simon Vestdijk (1898), and Sandra Roelofs (1968).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Netherlands

Among astronauts born in Netherlands, Wubbo Ockels ranks 1After him are Lodewijk van den Berg (1932) and André Kuipers (1958).