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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Thomas Reiter

Chiara Moenter and Thomas Reiter at ILA 2022; Credits: SpaceWatch.Global

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Thomas Reiter, a retired European astronaut, former Brigadier General in the German Air Force, and Advisor to the Director General at the European Space Agency. The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin, the largest aerospace trade show in Germany, which took place June 22 – 26, 2022.

This Space Café Radio episode is in German. In the episode, Thomas and Chiara talk about the implications the Russia-Ukraine conflict has on space exploration projects and cooperation in the space sector. Thomas goes on to talk about the importance of keeping scientific communication channels open, ideas for post-ISS plans, future trends in human space exploration, and the excitement of building a long-lasting human presence on the moon. Finally, the conversation touched upon the fascination, curiosity and need that play a role in all exploration missions.


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