After the tragedy of Shuttle Columbia, media and the public alike asked questions about the presence of humans in space. This is the second of 2 ESA TV Exchanges on this issue, and it presents reasons for Europe, continuing human spaceflight, using the ISS as a starting point to further explore the universe.
the programme comprises of a 5-minute A-roll with split audio (english commentary/international sound and is complimented by a B-roll with clean international sound.
Edit of five different astronaut crew waving goodbye just before lift off in combination with countdown and launch images.
1- No voice over
2- J?rg Feustel-B?echl- Director of Manned Spacelift and Microgravity : "" We are very convinced that human spaceflight was, is and will be a very important part of our overall space program. I think one can just not imagine that you have a space program without human spaceflight.""
3- Frank De Winne - ESA Astronaut : ""We should continue. Space and human spaceflight still have the possibility to inspire the youth, to inspire a lot of people, because it's a little like the final frontier. We are still on the discovery edge of our world"".
Pix: images of ISS
But the ISS is only about 500 kilometers away. It is crystal clear that we can't explore large parts of our universe or even our solar system by staying in the ISS. For that, man's outpost in space is too nearby. That is why we need to be more ambitious. But if weever want to tr