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Trip of a lifetime: Young ESA’s visit to Kourou

16 Oct 2013, 09:55 UTC
Trip of a lifetime: Young ESA’s visit to Kourou
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Ever flew over Kourou? Ever climbed a palm tree? Ever slept in a hammock in the jungle? Ever been to paradise with the devil around the corner? We, some of the Young ESA members, were the lucky ones who actually … Continue reading →

Young ESA group at Gaia launch site in Kourou
Ever flew over Kourou? Ever climbed a palm tree? Ever slept in a hammock in the jungle? Ever been to paradise with the devil around the corner?
We, some of the Young ESA members, were the lucky ones who actually experienced it all in French Guiana two weeks ago. It was possible thanks to the perfect organization of Juan de Dalmau who guided us for a week through the culture, nature and spaceport – and yes, it was great fun!
Feeling in paradise while feet-shaking synchronized swimming
We had the chance to learn about the culture in French Guiana as well as taste the rainforest life! During the first days we visited Cayenne and its traditional market, spent some time in Cacao (Hmong refugees' town) and Guiana zoo with all the local wildlife. On our trip towards Devil's Islands (Îles du Salut) by boat and the tour ...

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