Feb 9, 2011

Philea Lander at European Parlaiment

Last Wednesday, The LEGO MINDSTORMS Philea lander was present at the European Parliament for a special organized dinner debate about European Space Programs.
The event was co-organized by the Danish ms. Britta Thomsen (MEP).


David Southwood, the European Space Agency’s Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, said, “No individual European country alone could have achieved a mission like the Huygens probe, which landed on Titan in 2005. If the European Parliament needs evidence that Europe adds value to member states, what we are achieving in space exploration is proof of Europeans working together and providing a vision for the future.”


An interesting outcome was that space programs will lead to unique innovative solutions that trigger everyday live later, a good example is the solar power efficiency that is needed for satellites that travel far form the sun.
The LEGO model was showing that also the new generations will keep their interest in space explorations.

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Martyn

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