Space Boffins Explore ESTEC

To celebrate World Space Week, Richard and Sue head off to the European Space Agency’s ESTEC Open Day
10 October 2017
Presented by Sue Nelson, Richard Hollingham

Matt Taylor as Storm Trooper

Matt Taylor as Storm Trooper


Two astronauts and an Imperial Storm Trooper join the Space Boffins podcast from the Netherlands at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC Open Day, where thousands of people can see the Agency's spacecraft testing facilities and meet the scientists and engineers involved in ESA space missions. Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham catch up with ESTEC head Franco Ongaro; Europe’s first woman on the International Space Station, Claudie Haigneré; a Star Wars Storm Trooper otherwise known as Rosetta project scientist Matt Taylor; as well as the British-born NASA born astronaut Michael Foale and his plans to save the International Space Station.


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