13 things you need to know about space

Here at ESA, the European Space Agency, space is our business. It’s a place we explore, heading outwards while also looking back, to improve life on our own blue planet.

Why go out there? Because space is useful and valuable; because it’s the place we all live.



That’s why ESA does what we do: because Earth is only the start.

Here’s what you need to know about the stuff that surrounds us.

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