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October 16-22, 2017 / Vol 36, No 42 / Hawai`i Island, USA

13 Oct 2017, 20:12 UTC
October 16-22, 2017 / Vol 36, No 42 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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ASE 30th Planetary Congress Meets in Toulouse

The Association of Space Explorers is organizing the 30th Planetary Congress on October 16-20, hosted by Toulouse Métropole and Cité de l’espace in Toulouse, France with the theme Space is My Future. Hosted under the High Patronage of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales with official partnership of ESA and Airbus, the annual event includes 100 astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts from around the world. The purpose is to promote the benefits of space exploration and research to the general public, fostering education and real international cooperation. A dynamic 5-day program features ceremonies, technical sessions, openings for education, the general public and the media, as well cultural and touristic programs. Special support is being provided by President of ASE – Europe Michel Tognini, ESA Astronaut and German physicist Reinhold Ewald, 1st French Astronaut and co-founder of ASE in 1985 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st French woman Astronaut Claudie Haignere, CNES and ESA Astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, CNES Astronaut Jean-Pierre Haignere, and Romanian Cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu. Various developments make Toulouse an appropriate and timely venue, including: Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission, the ‘Astronauts’ temporary exhibition running at Cité de l’espace until the end of 2018, the City chairing the Ariane ...

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