World’s top space agencies coming to Israel
Heads of space agencies expected to attend the event include the NASA Administrator; the Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA); the President of the French Space Agency (CNES); the President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI); the President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB); the head of the Dutch Space Agency (NSO); the Director-General of the Ukrainian Space Agency (NKAU); the Director of the Czech Space Agency (CSO); the Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Space Agency (KazKosmos); the Vice President of the Russian Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS); the Deputy Head of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA); the Deputy Head of the Norwegian Space Agency (NSC); the Chairman of the Danish Space Agency (DTU-Space), and a senior representative of the Chinese Space Agency (CNSA).
“Our success in bringing 14 leaders of the world’s top space agencies demonstrates the recognition in Israel’s growing presence in the space field,” said Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, chairman of the Israel Space Agency.
Space experts will shuttle back to Israel in 2015 for the prestigious International Space Conference — the world’s largest gathering on space. More than 3,000 researchers and scientists are expected to attend that Jerusalem event.
By Viva Sarah Press