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Prague, Samantha Cristoforetti talks at a conference on space exploration

Praga, Conferenza di Samantha Cristoforetti sull’esplorazione spaziale
Praga, Conferenza di Samantha Cristoforetti sull’esplorazione spaziale

On 14 September, the astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Samantha Cristoforetti, will participate in a space exploration conference hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague. During the meeting, the astronaut will discuss the future of space exploration by humans and how society is getting ready to inhabit it.

The Conference will be a chance to launch a Call for Ideas addressed to the students enrolled in Liceo Ústavní Gymnasium’s bilingual classes. The call invites the students to suggest new experiments for the ISS.

The myth of life in space is changing, and in a few years, going to the Moon will no longer be extraordinary. Yet, travelling outside our planet is not as simple as it may seem. The space exploration programme is an opportunity to enhance the use of innovative technologies and systems, learn how to sustain human life in extreme environments and to foster global collaborations. In this context, ensuring Europe a central role will provide a unique opportunity to participate in humanity’s greatest challenge, preserving a prestigious geopolitical and economic role and inspiring the next generations.