langue fr ESA - 29/08/2019

Space Bites: Becoming a planetary explorer | Matthias Maurer

We are training astronauts to explore the lunar surface, collect samples, perform experiments and create an outpost in order to live and work on the Moon. But how will future lunar exploration differ from how Apollo astronauts explored and worked on the Moon?

Our astronaut Matthias Maurer talks of the challenging training he went through during the new episode of Space Bites.

Space Bites hosts the best talks on space exploration from the most inspiring and knowledgeable speakers from the field. Held at the technical heart of the European Space Agency in The Netherlands, the lectures illustrate the challenges of space.

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