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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Press release23 October 2009Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

European opportunities in space exploration

Space is linked to some of the fundamental political challenges facing the EU, such as addressing climate change, security, innovation and exploration. Space exploration is a captivating domain. The desire to understand the origins and evolution of the Universe has captured the imaginations of many brilliant minds over the centuries. Many of them Europeans. From Galileo and Copernicus to Newton and Einstein, every new break-through discovery has powered the progress of human civilisation.

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