Europe on and around the Moon and Mars: A discussion between ESA and NASA leaders with European young professionals on Europe’s space exploration contributions and ambitions
Day: Wednesday 14 October
Time: 16:30 – 17:10 CEST
The event about European contributions to and ambitions for human and robotic exploration will be hosted by ESA Director General, Jan Wörner. NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is invited as a featured guest to highlight the importance of international cooperation in space exploration and to jointly engage with the professionals helping to deliver our future in space along with DG Wörner Our long-term cooperation in science and exploration and our joint successes on the International Space Station and in countless other projects have built a solid foundation for future cooperation. The Artemis Programme and Gateway will be the next step in exploration and we are going together. The discussion will be moderated by a member of the ESA communications department with a background in IAC young professionals’ events who will invite the European talent to exchange views with the two leaders. These engineers are involved in critical elements of Gateway as well as Mars Sample Return and will interact from different industrial sites around Europe.
Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Senior Spacecraft Structures Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space
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