European astronauts are already working aboard the International Space Station (ISS), starting operations on the Columbus laboratory and benefiting from the new Automated Transport Vehicle (ATV) and the cargo that it carries. ESA is now looking toward further exploration of the solar system and a new generation of explorers is required to make this vision a reality.
To kick off the recruitment campaign in the UK, ESA will hold the following press conference:Thursday 8 May, from 10:00-12:00
Programme10:00 - Preparing for a new era: 'Help wanted' for the Space Station, the Moon and beyond:
Alan Thirkettle, ISS Programme Manager, European Space Agency Europe’s human spaceflight programme – today and for the future
Media representatives wishing to attend are kindly requested to complete the accreditation form at:
and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or per fax to: 020 7387 8444 not later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday 7 May.
Clare Mattok | alfa
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