About this event
In his lecture “Current developments and future of manned and robotic space travel in Europe” Thomas Reiter will give an overview of space travel.
What is the European Space Agency (ESA) doing and which countries are its members? Which satellites are currently controlled by ESA? What do astronauts explore in space on board the International Space Station ISS? Thomas Reiter will answer these questions and give a glimpse into the future of astronautical and robotic spaceflight, and will outline general ESA trends, including ongoing and planned satellite missions. The use and supply of the International Space Station will also be on the agenda.
Thomas Reiter was an ESA astronaut between 1992 and 2007 and flew to the MIR space station and the ISS during this time. He spent a total of 350 days in space, during which he performed three outboard missions totalling 16 hours. This makes Thomas Reiter currently the most experienced ESA astronaut. After his return from the ISS on 20 December 2018, only Alexander Gerst will surpass him by a few days.
Until December 2015, Mr Reiter was the Head of ESA’s Directorate for Manned Spaceflight and Mission Operations and was responsible for Europe’s contribution to the International Space Station ISS, ESA activities in the field of manned spaceflight, the operation of manned and unmanned spacecraft and the ground segment.
Today Thomas Reiter is ESA coordinator for international agencies and advisor to the Director General.
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