- Title: NASA, France's CNES say commited to joint space exploration at Paris Airshow
- Date: 19th June 2017
- Summary: LE BOURGET, FRANCE (JUNE 19, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** FRENCH SPACE AGENCY CNES PAVILION AT LE BOURGET AIR SHOW FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, VISITING CNES PAVILION WITH CNES OFFICIALS, INCLUDING CNES PRESIDENT JEAN-YVES LE GALL (ON LEFT) AND FRENCH ASTRONAUT, THOMAS PESQUET (ON RIGHT) VIDEO ON SCREEN MACRON, LE GALL AND PESQUET WATCHING MACRON, LE GALL, PESQUET AND NASA ADMINISTRATOR, ROBERT LIGHTFOOT, DURING VISIT MACRON TRYING ON VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET VARIOUS OF MACRON, LE GALL, PESQUET AND LIGHTFOOT DURING VISIT OFFICIALS AND VISITORS STANDING BY (SOUNDBITE) (English) NASA ADMINISTRATOR, ROBERT LIGHTFOOT, SAYING: "What we are doing here this week is we're working with our international partners like we always do on a lot of the science missions. We are kind of talking about our budget from the United States, what we saw, and how we are going to continue this constant involvement we've had with our European partners for several years. So we're excited about that partnership and ready to keep it going." VISITORS AT CNES PAVILION, ONE TRYING ON VIRTUAL REALITY MASK (SOUNDBITE) (English) NASA ADMINISTRATOR, ROBERT LIGHTFOOT, SAYING: "It's a partnership for us. You look at the international space station. I think it's a perfect example of the kind of partnership we can do: 15 countries involved now. Our science missions typically always have an international partner on there, so it's definitely a partnership for us." EXTERIOR OF CNES PAVILION
- Embargoed: 3rd July 2017 13:25
- Keywords: NASA CNES Le Bourget Air Show Macron space
- Location: LE BOURGET, FRANCE
- City: LE BOURGET, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Science,Space Exploration
- Reuters ID: LVA0016LY2LON
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- Story Text:NASA AND French space agency CNES reaffirmed their commitment on Monday (June 19) to continue joint space exploration at the CNES stand at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.
NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall both affirmed their desire to explore opportunities for collaboration to advance science and enable robotic and human exploration of the solar system, including Mars exploration and Earth oceanography.
"What we are doing here this week is we're working with our international partners like we always do on a lot of the science missions," Lightfoot said.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the CNES pavilion at the gathering, which is the world's biggest air show and lasts until June 25.
French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, who returned to earth with a Russian cosmonaut on June 2 after six months at the International Space Station, welcomed Macron at the air show.
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