The Space Week Festival 2022
What better way to end an 8-day space week extravaganza than bringing everyone together through The Space Week Festival that will blow your mind? A unique opportunity to pay a live visit to ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk and next to the ESTEC open day you can also visit Space Expo. The Space Week offers a wide variety from a space DJ to an open planetary lab and access to exclusive test centers. Experience talks from astronauts to ESA's Young Graduate Trainees, a show from Space Rocks and The Overview Effect through VR; The Space Week Festival is your one-way ticket to launching yourself into space, meet space enthusiasts people and experience space in its purest form!
Space Rocks on The Space Week Festival Stage
Space Rocks is a celebration of space exploration and the art, music, and culture it inspires. It’s our belief that there’s never been a more exciting time in humanity’s quest to understand our place in the universe, looking both outwards into the solar system and the stars and galaxies beyond, and back at the precious planet we all call home.
It isn’t just about great science and technology. From film to music to literature and beyond, the space age we’re living in has been fuelling imaginations for decades: a prime example was the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to catch a comet which sparked new creative connections around the world. It also brought the creative team behind Space Rocks together: publishing and event veterans Alexander Milas, James Isaacs, and John O’Sullivan, and senior advisor for science and and exploration at ESA, Mark McCaughrean.
To capture and expand that excitement, we are now bringing it all under one roof in an endeavour we call Space Rocks, an opportunity for space and culture to come together to inform, entertain, and inspire a new generation of explorers.
ESA ESTEC Open Day
This is a unique opportunity to pay a live visit to ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk and next to the open day you can also visit Space Expo!
Space Expo is the visitor centre of ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. At Space Expo you will learn more about the wonderous world of space and space travel. From designing and building space missions on earth to launching them into space. Touch a real meteorite, launch a hydrogen rocket and take a look inside André Kuipers' original Sojoez-capsule. Throughout the years, the museum's collection has been expanded with beautiful showpieces. There is also a lot of attention for the history of space travel and you can walk through a model of the International Space Station (ISS). Space Expo is a fun and educational trip for the whole family! Registration is mandatory: https://www.esa.int/About_Us/E...