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Jacques van Oene
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posted 08-26-2005 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sad news about Holland's first astronaut.

Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels (STS-61A) is in a coma after a heart attack last Tuesday (23 August 2005). More news to follow...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-26-2005 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Truly unfortunate news. My hope is for his full recovery and my compassion for his family at this time.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 08-26-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here you can read more.
The medical condition of former Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels justifies cautious optimism, the Technical University in Delft has said.

Ockels, 59, is a part-time professor with the university's Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. He was hospitalised after a serious heart attack last week but a spokesperson for the university said on Tuesday that there were positive developments in his case.

Staff at the Aerospace faculty received an email in which Ockels expressed thanks for the quick assistance he received when he suffered the heart attack. He also said that all projects he is involved in will continue.

KSCartist
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posted 08-26-2005 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prayers to the "flying Dutchman" and his family.

randy
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posted 08-26-2005 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope for the best for him and his family.

heng44
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posted 08-27-2005 03:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
His condition seems to be stable, newspapers reported Saturday morning.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2005 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ockels is apparently out of coma and on the mend, according to Expatica.com:
Staff at the Aerospace faculty received an email in which Ockels expressed thanks for the quick assistance he received when he suffered the heart attack. He also said that all projects he is involved in will continue.

East-Frisian
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posted 09-06-2005 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To hear nothing new on this topic might be good, because "news" are not necessarily "good news".

Jacques van Oene
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posted 09-14-2005 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wubbo is home again, he left the hospital today (14 Sept. 2005).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-29-2013 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dutch news services are reporting that Wubbo Ockels is now under the care of doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as he has been diagnosed with cancer. The disease began in his kidneys but has spread to his lungs.

Ockels is quoted as saying, "They give me one to two years, but then the cancer is responding to treatment. This is not funny. My perspective is completely different."

My thoughts go out to him and his family.

randy
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posted 05-29-2013 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish him a speedy recovery.

mark plas
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posted 05-30-2013 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts are with Wubbo and his family.

cspg
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posted 05-30-2013 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts also go out to him and his family.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-31-2013 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad to hear this, I hope Wubbo and his wife Joost and kids rest and strength may be found in this part of their lives.

alexbaja
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posted 05-31-2013 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish him a quick recovery and may his family find the strength in this difficult time.

astro-nut
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posted 06-15-2013 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon, Wubbo!

randy
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posted 06-15-2013 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's wishing for a speedy recovery.

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