Why Belgian Space Week?
On 24 March 2022, it will have been 30 years since the first Belgian went into space. It was on this date that astronaut Dirk Frimout left for space in the American shuttle Atlantis. The year 2022 also marks the 20th anniversary of Frank De Winne’s first space flight.
These anniversaries should not pass unnoticed, which is why we are organising Belgian Space week. An event that puts space travel in the spotlight. With the threefold objective: to raise awareness and interest, and to highlight the important Belgian contributions to space industry and research.
This week would have taken place in March, but the current corona crisis has forced us to split our activities into two weeks (two parties!). Part of the program will remain in March (from the 21th until the 26th) and part will be moved to October (from the 17th until the 21th)
Dirk Frimout is the first Belgian astronaut. He circled the earth in 1992 with the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
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Frank De Winne
Frank De Winne, is an astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is the second Belgian astronaut, after Dirk Frimout, and the first European as…
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ESERO is the schools programme of the European Space Agency (ESA). ESERO helps teachers to make maximum use of the inspiring context of space in their (STEM) lessons.Website →
Eurospace Society is a non-profit organisation founded with the aim of bringing space travel closer to young people through various activities.Website →
Mars Society Belgium is an international non-profit organisation who is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of space exploration and Mars in particular.Website →
The inter-university network Sciences.be is dedicated to the dissemination of STEM in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It links five science and technology dissemination units: UCLouvain, ULB, ULiège, UMons and UNamur.Website →