Astronaut rescued by RNLI

An astronaut from The Netherlands to be rescued after his sailing boat got into difficulty off the Sussex coast.

Dutch astronaut rescued by RNLI

Wubbo Johannes Ockels was onboard a schooner which ran into difficulty Credit: Wikipedia

A Dutch astronaut had to be rescued after his sailing boat got into difficulty off the Sussex coast. Physicist Wubbo Johannes Ockels - who flew into space in 1985 - was in his schooner when its engines failed seven miles from Newhaven last night. He was then towed to safety by Newhaven RNLI.

Wubbo Johannes Ockels flew into space in 1985 Credit: Wikipedia