Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General welcomes David Willetts, David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science.
ESA is joining other space agencies and industry in a dedicated Space Zone at the major Farnborough international airshow in the UK for seven days from Monday, 9 July 2012.
This year, the ESA exhibition highlights the multiple facets of space: space for Earth, space for knowledge, space for competitiveness and growth.
At this time of unprecedented economic challenges, space has proven to be an engine of economic development, an anchor of stability and a counterbalance to negative trends.
Space-based services are more and more part of our daily life and represent a growing element of the economic and societal value of space.