Erik Tandberg (space educator)

Engineer Erik Tandberg in 1964

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[1] 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.

He was connected to Norwegian Space Centre.[2]

Tandberg was a member of the City Council of Oslo for the Conservative Party from 1969-89.

He died on May 2, 2020.[3]


  1. ^ "Erik Tandberg at CappelenDamm publishing". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ "Erik Tandberg at". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  3. ^ Romfartsekspert Erik Tandberg er død NRK on 2020-05-03 (in Norwegian)