Second Annual Breakthrough Discuss Conference Closes with Full Day Dedicated to Newly Discovered Exoplanets and the Search for Intelligent Life

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Day Two of Breakthrough Discuss opened with Michaël Gillon describing the discovery of TRAPPIST-1, which has seven temperate planets, including three in the habitable zone. The planets were discovered using small ground-based telescopes, and Gillon noted that on initial viewing of the data, there were “so many transits we couldn’t make sense of them.”  … Read more »

Aiming at the Stars with Pete Worden

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Pete Worden is the former Director of the NASA Ames Research Center. A recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, author of hundreds of publications and former astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, he recently decided to bring his expertise to Luxembourg by joining the initiative. Next May 9th and 10th, Pete Worden… Read more »

Étienne Schneider plaide pour un accord multilatéral sur l’exploration et l’utilisation des ressources spatiales

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  Lors de la visite de travail au Japon du 19 au 21 avril 2017, le Vice-Premier ministre, ministre de l’Économie, Étienne Schneider, a rencontré le ministre japonais de l’Éducation, de la Culture, des Sports, des Sciences et de la Technologie, Toshiei Mizuochi, ainsi que le ministre japonais en charge de la Politique spatiale, Yosuke… Read more »

Mission économique dédiée au secteur spatial sur la côte ouest des États-Unis

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  Une mission économique présidée par S.A.R. le Grand-Duc héritier, accompagné de S.A.R. la Grande-Duchesse héritière, a été conduite par le Vice-Premier ministre, ministre de l’Économie, Étienne Schneider, du 9 au 13 avril 2017 sur la côte ouest des États-Unis. La mission a été dédiée exclusivement au secteur spatial. Les étapes de la mission sont… Read more »

Asteroid Day establishes Headquarters in Luxembourg

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The Government of Luxembourg and executives of Asteroid Day have announced the selection of Luxembourg as the official headquarters for the Asteroid Day organization. The announcement was made during an official tour of Silicon Valley space organizations by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and a delegation led by Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime… Read more »