Erik Tandberg (space educator)
Erik Tandberg (October 19, 1932 – May 2, 2020) was a Norwegian engineer, author, television personality and space educator. He was born in Oslo, Norway. He was a master of science from Stanford University in 1959. He did his scholarship at Princeton University in the years 1964-65.
He became technical consultant on space matters at NRK from 1960.
From that time, he wrote several books and publications on space related subjects. He was a TV commentator at NRK on all Apollo program moon landings 1969-72, together with Jan P. Jansen. In the decades thereafter, Tandberg was by far the most widely shown space expert on Norwegian television, at the same time doing a lot of public lectures on the subject.
Tandberg was a member of the City Council of Oslo for the Conservative Party from 1969-89.
He died on May 2, 2020.
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