Wassenbergh

6034 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Or Wassenbergh (1924- ), from 1977 to 1994 professor of air and space law, on the occasion of the valedictory address at Leiden University. During World War II Or joined the Dutch underground forces. Later he obtained his doctorate, working first at KLM (Royal Dutch Air Line) and becoming more and more involved, not only with aviation policy and air law, but also with space law. He was vice-president of foreign relations and cooperation at KLM until 1990. He has published several books and articles about this subject. (M 24123)

The name was proposed by his secretary and his colleagues in Leiden.

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