This year, when the European Space Agency and its member states are celebrating 50 years of European cooperation in space, ESA’s exhibition underlines the importance of building on past achievements in space science, exploration and applications to shape the future of Europe in this strategic sector.
The exhibition reflects the wealth of recent mission results and upcoming launches across all space domains.
ESA are highlighting the cutting-edge space technology developed in Europe now flying on the International Space Station, and scientific results from experiments carried out in Columbus and other laboratories.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is currently on the Station, and Samantha Cristoforetti and Tim Peake will fly to the orbital outpost in the next 12 months for long missions, reinforcing the importance of Europe’s role in this unique international partnership.
The fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle supply vessel, to be launched later this month, is featured together with a model of the European Service Module that will rely on ATV technology to power NASA’s Orion spacecraft for carrying astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit.