California Space Authority Promotes Closer Educational Ties With French Aerospace Valley


As a life-sized Arianne 5 Rocket loomed overhead, and space enthusiasts explored replicas of the Mir Space Station and Soyuz, the Toulouse Space Show ramped up the inspiration level with an evening gala at the nearby Cite de l’Espace. Motivated by the scientific energy of the venue, Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director of the California Space Authority (CSA), delivered a rousing address which tied the educational experiences offered through the Cite de l”Espace to the vision that is the California Space Center (CSC).


This Week on the Space Show

California Space Authority

On The Space Show this week:

Monday, August 10, 2009; 2-3:30 PM PDT: Replay from previous week as I am at the SmallSat Conference. This is the program about The California Space Authority and the French Aerospace Industry. You will learn much about the French industry and how California is partnering with this industry. Guests are Eric Daniels and Margaret Lau. When the program is archived on the website, its ready for play and podcasting.

2. Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT: Replay. This program features ESA’s Dr. Bernard Foing regarding SMART-1 and more. When you see it archived on the website, it is ready for play and podcasting.

3. Friday, August 14, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT : Taped interviews from SmallSat Conference. I will update the website newsletter to let everyone know who is on the program. When you see it archived on the website, its ready for play and podcasting.

4. Sunday, August 16, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT: We welcome back Dave Ketchledge regarding his new book, Rocket Science.

California Space Authority, French Aerospace Valley Develop Closer Ties


Academics, corporate decision-makers and government officials from the French Aerospace Valley are concluding a week-long visit throughout California and key elements of its space enterprise community. Initiated by the French Embassy in the United States, the trip was organized by the California Space Authority (CSA) and designed to establish closer links and partnerships between the world’s two leading aerospace regions.