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Student event in Wageningen: Space exploration and life science

Wageningen UR and TIME SCALE, in cooperation with ESA Education Office, invite you to an inspirational and social space-event, March 22, 2017. Meet astronaut Kevin A. Ford. Hear about space exploration, life on board the International Space Station, the TIME SCALE research project and life science in space. And see how you can participate in space research: Take yourself and your project into weightlessness.

Students and other interested persons are invited to the event at Wageningen Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 19:00 to 22:00: Impulse (Speakers corner), Stippeneng 2, Building 115, 6708 WE Wageningen. The event is free, and open for a limited number of participants. Download event poster (PDF, 0.6MB).

Registration is now closed.


  • Space exploration, life support systems and the International Space Station as a research platform
  • The TIME SCALE research project: Next-level technology towards future space exploration and improved food production on Earth
  • Astronaut Kevin A. Ford: Life onboard the International Space Station
  • Mini-competition, food and beverage
  • Opportunities for students to participate in space research:
    • Fly Your Thesis! program of the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office
    • TIME SCALE student competition: Receive help from the TIME SCALE consortium on your way towards conducting a space-related student project under microgravity conditions.

In addition to astronaut Kevin A. Ford, you will get to know representatives from ESA Education Office, Wageningen University and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space (Norway).

The Airbus Zero-G airplane during a parabolic campaign. Through their Fly Your Thesis! program, the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office offers master and PhD students the possibility of taking their scientific experiments or technological research to microgravity conditions. Photo: ESA.
Astronaut Tom Marshburn operates the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) onboard the International Space Station. EMCS is a small and experimental "greenhouse" for life science research in space. The TIME SCALE project develops next-level technology for EMCS and for futhre life science research in space. The TIME SCALE results contribute towards future space exploration and improved food production on Earth. Photo: NASA.

March 5, 2017