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 programme will remain in March (from the 21th until the 26th) and part will be moved to October (from the 17th until the 21th).
In March, our Belgian astronauts (Dirk Frimout and Frank De Winne) will be present for numerous events such as the wetenschapsbattle, the semi-final of CanSat and the Space Days. In October, the co-travellers of the missions of our Belgian astronauts will come to Belgium to take part in the events.
With its diverse program, the event is aimed at university students, children and young people, but also at the general public. You can find all events under program.
See you in March and/or October!
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.Website →
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 →
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.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 →