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Wednesday, May 22 • 17:45 - 18:45
Closing keynote: Technology and Innovation

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In space you can find an outstanding multinational: the International Space Station (ISS), realized by the United States of America, Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan. André Kuipers was given the great privilege to work in the ISS twice and be a part of this international enterprise.

The ISS is the largest, most complex, international technological structure ever made by mankind. Working on groundbreaking technology which can exist in an extraterrestrial environment enables us to come to scientific insights about our place in the universe, we gather enormous amounts of information about our own Earth and the life our planet sustains. In space technology is everywhere: when it comes to medical issues, communications, transport, energy and even when it comes to exercising!

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André Kuipers

André Kuipers is the first Dutchman with two space missions to his name. His second mission is one of the longest spaceflights in European history. In total the ESA astronaut and medical doctor spent 204 days in space: 11 days during mission DELTA in 2004 and 193 days during mission... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 17:45 - 18:45 CEST
Room 8