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Johannes De Waard

government agency administrator

Johannes De Waard, Dutch government agency administrator. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Planetary Society, Dutch Aerospace Society.

Background

Waard, Johannes De was born on June 4, 1936 in Velzen, Netherlands. Son of Johannes and Dieuwertje Frederika (Brands) de Waard.

Education

Engineer, College Engineering, Haarlem, Netherlands, 1957. 1st lieutenant, School Reserve Officieren Verbinding, Ede, Netherlands, 1958.

Career

Research and development engineer Brown Boveri Cie, Baden, Switzerland, 1959-1963, CONTRAVES, Zuerich, Switzerland, 1963-1964. With European Space Science and Tech.Ctr, Delft/Noordwijk, Netherlands, 1964-1972, test director, launch operations manager, 1968-1972. Study manager space laboratory phase A, European Space Agency, Paris, 1972-1973, mission manager ASSESS 1 and 2, 1973-1976.

Head operations and crew activities European Space Agency-SPICE, Porz-Wahn, West Germany, 1976-1979. Consultant on German spacelab utilization program DFVLR, Porz-Wahn, 1979-1981. Consultant on peaceful uses of outer space to United Nations, New York City, 1981-1982.

With European Space Agency, Office of Director General, Overath, West Germany, 1982, project manager Meteosat Exploitation Project, since 1983.

Membership

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Planetary Society, Dutch Aerospace Society.

Connections

Married Margarete Halfar, 1982. Children by previous marriage: Ronald, Marcel, Richard.

father:
Johannes Waard

mother:
Dieuwertje Frederika (Brands) Waard

spouse:
Margarete Halfar