The International Space Station: Frank De Winne was the first European to lead the ISS in 2009 (Photo: European Space Agency)

EU to reveal space strategy, but leave exploring to the ESA

The first European to command the International Space Station made the case on Friday (14 October) that Europe should continue to invest in space.

"People often think that space comes at high cost. This is really not true. Space is not a cost for the European citizen, it is an investment," said Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, during the opening ceremony of an exhibit at the European Space Expo, in Brussels.

De Winne, head of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, said investi...

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