Lodewijk van den Berg

Chemical engineer and astronaut

Lodewijk van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈloːdəʋɛik fɑn dəm ˈbɛr(ə)x];[a] March 24, 1932 – October 16, 2022) was a Dutch-born American chemical engineer. He flew on a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission as a payload specialist. Van den Berg was born in the Netherlands and was a naturalized American and not a Dutch citizen when he flew on the Challenger.[1]

Lodewijk van den Berg
Born(1932-03-24)March 24, 1932
DiedOctober 16, 2022(2022-10-16) (aged 90)
OccupationChemical engineer
Space career
EG&G Payload Specialist
Time in space
7d 00h 08m
Mission insignia

Van den Berg died on October 16, 2022 in Florida at the age of 90.[2]

Notes change

  1. In isolation, van and den are pronounced, respectively, [vɑn] and [dɛn].

References change

  1. "Payload Specialist Astronaut Bio: Lodewijk van den Berg" (PDF). NASA. May 1985. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  2. "Zeeuwse astronaut Lodewijk van den Berg overleden". Omroep Zeeland (in Dutch). October 17, 2022. Retrieved October 17, 2022.