Eric van der Wal

Eric van der Wal is a senior liaison officer in the ESA Houston Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center.  He covers various programs, including the ISS and the new US Crewed Vehicles, Orion, and Gateway. Eric, who joined ESA in 1990, was born in Grenoble, France, and has lived in various European countries prior to moving to the US to serve in his current role. In the last 30 years, he was involved in operations, programmatic support and liaison activities for human spaceflight.