Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A couple days in Madrid

Right after our exam we took a plane to Madrid. Today we had the opportunity to visit a center of the Eurpoean Space Agency (ESA). We visited the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC). ESAC is a space science center located in Villanueva de la CaƱada and conducts the operations for space-telescope and planetary missions. This site also has a castle ruin from the 15th century. How cool is that?!

Tomorrow I will be attending a site visit to Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, or the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA). INTA is a public institution specializing in aeronautics and aerospace research and development.


Kevin said...

Cool stuff! I'd love to be able to visit all of these 'space places'!

sidd said...

wow..getting to know so much through your visits to all these places...keep us informed!!!