Joos Ockels was born in 1946 as Joos Swaving. Studied at the University of Groningen educational psychology. Married in 1969 to Wubbo Ockels, who became the first dutch astronaut in 1979. They have two children Geanneke (1973) and Martin (1980).
Since 2003 Joos accompanied Wubbo also in his activities on promoting sustainability. Together they build and designed the sailboat Ecolution as an example of innovation and sustainability.
astronaut of spaceship earth
Joos Ockels, wife of the late astronaut Wubbo Ockels, tells about the attitude we all should have when it comes to planet earth. In a spaceship crewmembers know to deal in emerency situations. So act like an astronaut and use the happy energy.