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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)

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Organizing Partners

  • Test6zw

    Euro Space Society

    Euro Space Society is a non-prof­it organ­i­sa­tion found­ed with the aim of bring­ing space trav­el clos­er to young peo­ple through var­i­ous activities.

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  • Esero

    Esero Belgium

    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.

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  • MSB small

    Mars Society Belgium

    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.

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  • Logo Sciences be couleur

    Sciences.be

    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.

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