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N° 30–2016: Call for Media: two-day space conference in London

5 September 2016

Spaceflight is one of the most inspiring endeavours of humankind. Join ESA and experts from many disciplines as we look at how human spaceflight has changed our daily lives, what the future holds, and the inspiring research and work done across many disciplines and industries.

The Space for Inspiration event will take place on 14–15 September at the London Science Museum and features talks by ESA astronauts Tim Peake and Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Don Pettit and ESA Director General Jan Woerner.

Space for Inspiration is a celebration of the diversity and pervasiveness of space in technology, industry and culture. Other speakers will introduce work that uses space technology or used space as inspiration, including Michelin-starred chef Thorsten Schmidt, research doctor Beth Healey – who spent a year in Antarctica – Politecnico di Milano professor of design Annalisa Dominoni, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s education engineer David Honess.

Key areas of interest for this event are:

  • smart materials and technologies,
  • agriculture, biology and food,
  • medicine, life and health.

A programme and more information can be found at: http://space4inspiration.esa.int/

Interview opportunities are available with the speakers and panel discussion members; please contact Rosita Suenson for more information via rosita.suenson@esa.int

The complete event will be broadcast live via the website.

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe’s gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 20 are Member States of the EU.

ESA has established formal cooperation with seven other Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes.

ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities.

Today, it develops and launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space.

Learn more about ESA at www.esa.int

For further information, please contact:

ESA Media Relations Office

Tel: +33 1 53 69 72 99

Email: media@esa.int