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Ariane 6 launch: the start of a new era in European spaceflight

On 9 July 2024, the first of the European Space Agency’s new Ariane 6 launch vehicles lifted off into space. Swiss actors are also competent and reliable partners in the new launcher programme.

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How Marco Sieber became an astronaut

Marco Sieber is the second Swiss astronaut following in the footsteps of Claude Nicollier. An insight into his training at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, where exercises in zero gravity are just as much a part of the programme as cramming theory.

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