One of the twelve people who ever stood on the moon - and one of the four who are still alive - is in our country: the American Charlie Duke. Fifty years ago, it was he who flew to the moon with Apollo 16. An experience that still humbles him, he says.
'Charlie' Duke (86), the tenth man on the moon, lands in Antwerp for expo Space: "If NASA asked, I'd go right back." Charlie Duke. [NIEUWSBLAD.BE]
Fifty years ago, American astronaut Charles Duke landed on the moon with the sixteenth Apollo mission. On Tuesday, he set foot in Antwerp as a special guest at Space, a real-life exhibition about space travel in Antwerp Expo. Organizer Jürgen Ingels showed him around. A unique moment, because of the twelve astronauts who once walked on the moon, only four are still alive.
Stijn Ilsen: "If you dream of a job in space, you don't have to move to America. In Belgium you can already do a lot". [RADIO 1]
At the moment you can visit 'SPACE - The Human Quest' at the Antwerp Expo, a unique exhibition for all ages that takes you into the adventurous world of space travel. On 17 May, space engineer Stijn Ilsen will be our guest at the expo to talk about his passion.
You can touch a lunar meteorite and sit in a perfectly simulated lunar lander. Just over 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, Space: The Human Quest in Antwerp looks back and ahead with fun items and stories, but especially with impressively recreated spacecraft.
Space fans can indulge themselves in Antwerp Expo until 30 June for the exhibition Space - The Human Quest. You will find life-size replicas of rockets, lunar landers and even the Space Shuttle. Most replicas were made by the American space agency NASA, but attention is also paid to Antwerp's contribution to space travel.
From the first human in space to a residential unit on Mars: 'Space: The Human Quest' opens intergalactic doors at Antwerp Expo [HLN]
With the press of the launch button, the space exhibition 'Space: The Human Quest' was opened on Saturday in Antwerp Expo. The exhibition takes you on a space journey through the past, present and future of space travel - from the first man in space to a living unit on Mars.
As of today, Antwerp is home to the largest space expo in Europe. SPA©E – The Human Quest is an inspiring 2000 m² exhibition in Antwerp Expo, including historical objects, impressive replicas and an unprecedented view of the future of space travel.
Space expo in Antwerp makes children and young people enthusiastic about science and technology [VRT]
The space exhibition "The human quest" has been opened in Antwerp Expo. The exhibition takes visitors on a unique journey through the past, present and future of space travel. In this way, the driving forces behind the exhibition hope to inspire and motivate children to opt for a scientific study direction.