European Space Agency (ESA)

Broadcast 1373 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl. Topics: European space policy. We welcomed Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) to the show. Please visit their website for more information at In our first segment, Dr. Schrogl told us what ESPI was and what they do. Note that he stressed they were a think tank, not an academic research center or educational institution. During this discussion, we compared and contrasted many aspects of European space policy with policy here in the States.

Broadcast 1205 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Bernard Foing. Topics: ESA, SMART-1, lunar development, lunar science, European space community and interest. Dr. Bernard Foing returned to The Space Show to discuss the ESA SMART-1 mission which he was the father of. In the first segment, Dr. Foing shared with us the history leading up to SMART-1, the mission design, and the science it conducted around and on the Moon. He talked about the need drive SMART-1 to the Moon given its ion engines, the 18 month trip to the Moon, and the records that SMART-1 established.

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