Visit of HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to ESTEC

News from the ESA website: As part of the Italian State visit to the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano toured ESA’s space research and technical centre on Wednesday.

University of Salzburg’s interactive Iris display was also presented at this occasion (on the left in the photo below).

Visit of HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to ESTEC on 24 October 2012

Link: Flickr, ESA_events.

University of Salzburg’s interactive Iris display at “ESTEC Open Day”

News from the ESA-website:

ESTEC, ESA’s technical heart, opened its doors to the public on Sunday, and the response was impressive. More than 8500 people visited over the course of the day – averaging one new visitor every 2.5 seconds.

The Open Day saw thousands of people strolling through the European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC – ESA’s largest establishment based in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. [..]

The Einstein and Newton conference rooms hosted a series of lectures and videos on space activities, while visitors also had the chance to handle hardware that had actually been in orbit – a deployment motor for Hubble’s solar arrays – and try operating a simulated version of Iris, Europe’s future space-based system for air traffic control.

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Interactive Iris display in use at ESTEC open day. Foto: Rafaella Florou

Interactive Iris display in use at ESTEC Open Day. Foto: Rafaella Florou