On Thursday, 26 March, Asteroid Day and European Space Agency teamed up to connect Europe and the world with astronauts, scientists and world-famous performers, bringing a message of hope and support for everyone faced with the Coronavirus crisis.
The online program was broadcast separately in Dutch, German, Italian, French and English to inspire armchair explorers everywhere.
Click play to watch the March 26 program:
About the program
The world is at a historic standstill. Borders are closing and millions of people are quarantined due to the spread of COVID-19. While we fight this battle and defeat the invisible enemy, solidarity and mutual encouragement are more important for us than ever before. We want to send out a message of unity and hope, join forces and give us, especially our children and youngsters, confidence in our intelligence, our science, ourselves and the place we live in.
Astronauts learn how to deal with long periods of isolation and stress throughout their training and their missions, while achieving demanding goals. It’s tough work and overcoming these challenges is not a sprint, but a marathon.
In a time of deep uncertainty, we invite you to come explore together with astronauts and specials guests live to your screens speaking about their experiences and techniques in living in confined places, trusting the experts and working together as a team.
Alex Gerst | Alison Pill | Angélique Kidjo | André Kuipers | Anousheh Ansari | Beth Healey | Brian Cox | Bruce Benamran | Dorin Prunariu | Frank de Winne | Jan Wörner | Jean-Francois Clervoy | Matthias Maurer | Mayim Bialik | Murad Osmann | Nicole Stott | Paulina Chávez | Ranga Yogeshwar | Rusty Schweickart | Samantha Cristoforetti | Thomas Pesquet | Thomas Reiter | Tim Peake | Tom Jones
Contact | Media
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Credit: Max Alexander/Asteroid Day/ESA
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