Time is running fast! There’s officially only one month left until Asteroid Day 2017 and our live broadcast programme is taking clear forms. The schedule is set, the outline drafted, a studio set being built and most of the speakers confirmed. Here’s our rundown of whom you can expect during the 6 hours live from Luxembourg on June 30th from 12 – 6 PM (Berlin time / UTC+2). This besides the many guests and speakers over the course of the 24-hour-live-broadcast during the other programme slots by our partners at ESA, JAXA, NASA, the University of Arizona and many others.
We count ourselves fortunate to have gained Brian Cox as host for the 6-hours broadcast live from Luxembourg. Brian Cox is an English physicist and professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, Officer of the Order of the British Empire and Fellow of the Royal Society who appeared in many science programmes on the BBC.
First, there are the participating international astronauts. 6 of them have been confirmed so far.
Jean-François Clervoy, another French ESA astronaut who flew multiple times aboard space shuttles Atlantis and Discovery, logging over 28 days in space.