On 23 October 2009 the 1st EU-ESA International Conference on Human Space Exploration will take place in Prague.
The desire to understand and explain the universe is as old as mankind and each break through discovery has led to substantial changes and progress of human civilisation.
Space exploration is not only about science and enabling technology; it is also about political will. The European Union has decided to open a debate on the role of Europe in space exploration endeavours of the 21st century. Space exploration and especially human exploration of the solar system has become a global challenge that needs a global approach.