ESA Director General to meet the press in Paris

Jean-Jacques Dordain
5 January 2009

ESA PR 02-2009. On Wednesday 14 January 2009, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain will meet the press at ESA Headquarters in Paris.

The gathering will start at 08:30 with breakfast, followed at 09:00 by a press briefing to review the Agency’s activities in 2008 and look ahead to those of 2009, a year set to be full of events and marked by several major launches i.e. Herschel-Planck, GOCE, SMOS and CryoSat.

Human spaceflight will also be under the spotlight this year with the final selection of astronauts and two European astronauts joining the International Space Station: Frank de Winne, for a long-duration mission, and Christer Fuglesang.

Media representatives wishing to attend are kindly requested to complete the accreditation form (linked on right) and return it, preferably by fax (+33(0)1.5369.7690) or email (, to the ESA Media Relations Office in Paris.

For further information, please contact:

ESA Media Relations Office
ESA Communication and Knowledge Department
Tel: +33(0)1.5369.7299
Fax: +33(0)1.5369.7690

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