Thursday, April 13, 2017

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit NASA and More

Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / SIP
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie made their way down the U.S. West Coast from Seattle to Califorina where they visited the Silicon Valley yesterday and today. On the agenda on Thursday was a visit to the NASA Ames Research Center. After a guided tour of the facility, the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess as well as their accompanying delegation met with representatives of different companies working in the field of advanced space technologies. They were also among the guests for the seminar "Developing New Markets in Space" hosted by Luxembourg Ministry of Economics.

On the last day of their economic mission to the United States, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organisation dedicated to scientific research, education, and public outreach concerning matters of the origin and nature of life in the universe. Scientists from this private institute also supported by NASA presented various experimental projects related to space resources and space meteorology in an international context.

The Luxembourgish government conveniently sent a photographer along on this economic mission and so they have a lovely gallery of visuals on their website.

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