Markus Payer, Chairman of the Board, and Anna Bordus, Programme Director for the Asteroid Foundation talk about everything that’s lined up for Asteroid Day on 30 June, plus 1 July.
Asteroid Day, 30 June, is a UN-recognised day when the world celebrates research done around Asteroids and why they are important.
Markus is a passionate advocate for the importance of space and the importance of space for Luxembourg.
Most of us know that an asteroid is the most likely cause for the extinction of dinosaurs, and therefore appreciate the science and engineering that is going into trying to deflect asteroids from near-Earth orbit. What is a little trickier to comprehend however is that asteroids can be mined for their precious resources. This is a minefield Luxembourg is particularly interested in, from both a space resource but also the legal aspects of this new frontier for mankind and our want to reach further than an atmosphere with oxygen allows.
Anna Bordus has put together a strong set of two days of fun events for all the family in Luxembourg around Space and education in the space sector.
You can find out about all the events here, held at Tramsschapp in Limpertsberg.