On September 21, you can discover the world of space at IAC 2022 in Paris

Wednesday 21 September 2022 is a regular public day at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which begins on Sunday the 18th at the Porte de Versailles. Take your seats now!

From Sunday 18 September to Thursday 22 September 2022, the world of space has an appointment in Paris! The most important event in the field, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), is held in the capital at the Porte de Versailles for five days.

The organizers – the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and Cnes, the French national space agency – report a record number of participants: more than 8,000 professional registrations for an organization that brings together 72 member countries. Apart from Russia, all agencies of space promoters and users, industry and the scientific community in the sector will be present to exchange, discuss and present their results and projects.

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A large exhibition hall of 8000 square meters will welcome 250 exhibitors from all over the world. For the first time, NASA has recorded and will talk about the James Webb Space Telescope and the new Artemis lunar program at the Paris Expo convention center. China will present its achievements and ambitions. The European Space Agency will detail its future programs and projects. Cnes will provide concrete details of its support for French start-ups.

Wednesday the 21st, day open to the public, by registration

During this fair, whose theme is ” Room for everyone », « room for everyone », a general public day, free of charge but with prior registration, will allow visitors to visit the stands of space agencies and industrialists, but also participate in thematic conferences, e.g. sky and space is a press partner.

The morning is devoted to 40 years of French manned space flight.

From 10:00 to 11:30 the presentation focuses on the historical period of the years 1990-2000, manned flight today and tomorrow, with in particular a video testimony of Jean-Loup Chrétien on the Franco-Soviet mission PVH (First Inhabited Flight). Astronauts, industry representatives and startups will share their testimonies.

From 11:45 to 12:45., ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet returns to the Proxima and Alpha missions. He will also express his views on distant human exploration and especially on the return of man to the Moon. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will also share his testimony.

From 13.00 to 14.15.The “Space and Imagination” conference, organized by Alain Cirou, editor-in-chief of sky and space, will create connections between space science, literature and film. Clémence Dargent, screenwriter of the “Ovni(s)” series, Émilie Cauquy, of the French Cinémathèque, Thierry Lefebvre, specialist in the seventh art, Marion Montaigne, author of “Dans la combi de Thomas Pesquet”, and astronaut Jean-François Clervoy will share their point of view on the subject.

From 14.30 to 15.30., a sequence entitled “Space and society” with the participation of astronaut Claudie Haigneré will show that space technology is at the service of our planet. This is a valuable aid in the fight against climate change, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. Geographical data, in turn, makes it possible to provide a wide range of services for the benefit of our society.

Finally, from 15:45 to 17:00., a sequence will be devoted to space exploration. Entitled “The roads of the cosmos”, it will in particular bring together Jacques Arnould, ethics expert from CNES, and astrophysicists Francis Rocard and Sylvestre Maurice, specialists in the planet Mars.

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We invite you to find all the latest news on the challenges of European space, robotics and inhabited space in a special issue of sky and space available on newsstands now, as well as our second monthly magazine whose dossier is devoted to planetary defenses designed to protect against asteroids. The first real practice will take place in a few days!

And of course to register for the IAC 2022 Public Day at: https://iac2022.org/public-day

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