Yes, this is a new spacEurope feature and what a way to start...
I admit it. I was nervous. I had never done this before.
But now, listening to the final result, I can only…listen to it again and learn with the lessons from spacEurope’s very special guest.
While the Space Shuttle Atlantis is still cooling from a fantastic mission where the European Space Agency become a senior partner of the International Space Station with the installation of the Columbus Module, I had the privilege of maintaining a conversation with one of the crew members of the STS-122 mission, ESA German Astronaut Hans Schlegel who, from Houston, kindly called spacEurope’s headquarters at Sintra.
I admit. I was nervous. I had never done this before.
Aas the interview evolved I forgot most of the questions I had planned to do, most of which were related with the mission in particular, and the topics discussed were, slowly, accommodating themselves into spacEurope’s motto: Exploring Space. Seeding Evolution.
I admit. I was nervous. I had never done this before. Maybe I should have speak less and listen more...
And chicken skin made several appearances, and, through Schlegel’s words, I was able to get a glimpse of what is like to be UP there.
Through our guest’s words I was able to get a glimpse of the Evolution of Mankind, its return to the Moon, and the future Martian adventure and Beyond it.
Hans Schlegel’s words give a voice to the passion and need of exploring space, to the unavoidable adventure of Mankind beyond its planet but also, through his ideas, a lesson about our own future has individuals can be achieved: Every Human being must find its own Path.
Accept my invitation, click the banner up there and take listen, you won’t regret the time taken and, please, after doing so, do not forget Hans Schlegel’s words: Keep your Dreams Alive. Always.
I would like to express my gratitude to Hans Schlegel for his precious time and immense patience and I would also like to thank Baerbel Niederlag-Scholz, PR Liaison+Crew Support, Astronaut Division, at ESA European Astronaut Centre, for making this unique experience possible.