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European Space Expo shows how space improves our everyday lives

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Brussels will host a new travelling exhibition which underlines how space activities and applications have a direct impact on citizens' daily life. Over 30,000 applications rely on space technologies that for instance can help optimizing transport, increasing efficiency in agriculture and fisheries, protecting the environment or improving security.

After a first big success in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Toulouse the exhibition will be presented in Brussels, Toison d'Or in the centre of Brussels. From the 26th of September to 11th of October, visitors can see, touch and experience the wide range of innovative technologies and services that space offers to them. Experts will be on hand to present specific topics.

During the next 2 years, the exhibition will be on display in 20 to 30 cities. Before the end of the year, Vienna, Larnaca and London will also be visited by the European Space Expo.

European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: "The EU investment is crucial for the provision of services essential in our modern life. This exhibition is a great opportunity for Europe's citizens to realize the wide range of applications available thanks to the EU satellite navigation and Earth observation programmes."

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