ESA Space Talk
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ESA Space Talk

If you’re fascinated by outer space, save this date: November 24, 2018

Be on hand when space experts meet the public at Frankfurt Airport starting at 11 a.m.!

On November 24, 2018 (between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.), there’s a prime opportunity for you to join researchers, space professionals and enthusiasts as they engage with citizens and present their research, applications and passions. The many prominent individuals attending will include ESA General Director Jan Wörner, German ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter, Fraport’s CEO Dr. Stefan Schulte and a host of specialists from ESA, Fraport and the German Aerospace Center.

You can be part of it on site in the Terminal 2 Sky Line station, or else join via the Web. Please register in advance. This event is free of charge!

There’s another unique opportunity that outer space fans shouldn’t let slip through their fingers: the SpaceSelfie photography competition. There are multiple prizes for the coolest selfies taken at a space location in Europe, including trips to a rocket launch at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana for those who submit the four most-shared entries. The terms of participation can be viewed at https://spacetalks.net/space-contest/  

The Space Talks, an initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners, are spreading like a supernova shockwave among space fans and experts all over Europe. A wide range of presentations, readings, exhibits, film evenings and even guided sky tours (see www.spacetalks.net) are being offered by enthusiasts in 22 countries eager to share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for space-related topics. The idea behind this initiative is to get people everywhere talking about outer space―and the highlight is this final event here at Frankfurt Airport!

Everyone is invited to attend the SpaceTalks events. They are taking place in all ESA member countries during the entire month of November, motivated by the desire to increase awareness in Europe of the unique benefits that space activities can deliver. “Schools or town halls, restaurants, stores, universities … every venue is welcome!” says Jan Wörner.

You may see here an interview with the astronaut Thomas Reiter:

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