Europe in Space - Sverige i Rymden exhibition
7-20 December 2006

Europe exploring the Solar System

ESA, together with the Swedish National Space Board and the City of Stockholm, is show-casing European space activities in a public exhibition at the Kulturhuset in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden.
The exhibition, from 7 to 20 December, will invite visitors on a journey into space.

Launchers in Europe
Launchers in Europe

Here you will discover European launchers and contributions to the International Space Station including the Columbus laboratory and the Automated Transfer Vehicle that will ferry supplies to the Station. You will see stunning data from ESA’s recent missions to Mars, Titan, Venus and the Moon and learn about Europe’s ambitious plans for future exploration of the Solar System, with a special feature on ExoMars, the first ESA rover to visit Mars, scheduled for launch in 2013.

European contributions to the International Space Station
European contributions to the International Space Station

With the many challenges facing world leaders in the 21st Century you will find out how space and space systems can play an important role in improving our everyday life.

The Europe in Space - Sverige i Rymden exhibition is just part of a space festival being hosted by the City of Stockholm in December in celebration of the Celsius Mission with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang. This Swedish national will fly to the International Space Station on a 12-day mission, during which he will carry out scientific experiments and assembly tasks.

Europe in Space – Sverige i Rymden
Europe in Space – Sverige i Rymden

During two spacewalks he and other crew members will install a large part of the Station’s truss and connect the power from two large solar arrays, providing the ISS with a permanent supply of electricity, critical for future assembly and operations.
Presentations by space experts will be held every day at 11.30 – 12.00 and again from 17.30 – 18.00, including the following speakers from ESA:

Saturday 9 December, 12.30 -13.00:
Life in the Universe, Fact or Fiction?
Malcom Fridlund and Göran Pilbratt, ESA Directorate of Science Programmes

Saturday 9 December, 17.30 -18.00:
Life in the Universe, Fact or Fiction?
Malcom Fridlund and Göran Pilbratt, ESA Directorate of Science Programmes

Monday 11 December, 17.30 -18.00:
The Human Body and how it Adjusts to a Weightless Environment – Can it be a Problem?
Patrik Sundblad, ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Exploration

Tuesday 12 December, 12.30 -13.00:
The International Space Station and what will follow
Scott Hovland, ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Exploration

Friday 15 December, 12.30 -13.00:
The Automated Transfer Vehicle. How the important stuff gets to the International Space Station.
Charlotte Beskow, ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Exploration

Saturday 16 December, 12.30 -13.00:
The Secrets of Venus
Håkan Svedhem, ESA Directorate of Science Programme

Monday 18 December, 17.30 -18.00:
What you can see with a Satellite
Einar Arne Herland, ESA Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes

Tuesday 19 December, 12.30-13.00:
A Journey around the Sun
Herman Opgenoort, ESA Directorate of Science Programme

A full programme and information on all other events and exhibits is available at:
http://www.rymdbas.se/content/rymdbas.php

Europe in Space – Sverige i Rymden exhibition
Kulturhuset Cultural Centre
Sergels torg 3
103 27 Stockholm
Sweden
http://www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se/
Tel: +46-8-508 31508

The exhibition will be open to the general public from:
7–20 December
From 11.00 – 19.00 daily

For further information, please contact:
Europe in Space – Sverige i Rymden Exhibition
+46-8-208755

Maria Menendez, ESA Exhibitions Manager
Tel. + 33(0)675 695866

Rosita Suenson – ESA Communication Department
Tel: +31-652-062158

Last update: 14 December 2006

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