Join the 2021 ESA Champions


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Love, teachers and talents: that’s what the 2021 ESA Champions are all about. After looking at thousands of stories, the jury selected 15 interesting characters who demonstrated a strong desire for the atmosphere in Europe and skills for communication. Read more about the prizes and watch the video to meet the Champions!

The ESA Champions program was created as a way to identify and improve publicity for the air in Europe among ESA staff and abroad. We were looking for talented and eager to be part of a strong community of broad -minded enthusiasts promoting ESA, and we found it!

We reviewed five sections (Artwork, Video, Education, Storytelling and Public Speaking) with three Champions in each section. Gifts:

  • Part 1: Personal interview with an ESA Astronaut
  • 2nd place: Space-flown ESA mission patch with certificate of authenticity
  • Area 3: Independent ESA items from our ESA Space Shop

Want to know who won? Check out the winners below!

Part 1: Art

  • Part 1: Chloé Mamet – Student in aerospace engineering working in digital photography.
  • Part 2: Nathalie Boisard – The artist creates beautiful objects based on the ESA Earth Observation calendars.
  • Part 3: Marie Nguyen – Digital image maker.

Part 2: Video

  • Part 1: Jana Mulacova on behalf of the European Space-ody Team – product certification technician at ESA ESOC who directed an extensive parody of Bohemian Rhapsody with colleagues.
  • Part 2: Chloé Carriere – Physics students are making videos about space with interviews and animations.
  • Part 3: Richard Parent (POLY) – An engineer and filmmaker who uses computer graphics and audio to create short films about space.

Part 3: Education

  • Part 1: Koen Debeule – ESA Engineers organizing the ‘Space in a Nutshell’ course to educate ESA staff about space and ESA operations.
  • Part 2: Athanasia Nikolaou – A former ESA Research Fellow, he is a physicist and founder of the NGO Lecturers without Borders.
  • Part 3: Niamh Shaw – Talking scientists doing a lot of outreach activities, STEM activities with kids, live talks for the air.

Part 4: History

  • Part 1: Hans Huybrighs – Fellow researcher at ESTEC and scientific lecturer, regularly written and published in Dutch and international.
  • Part 2: Valerie Lecuraud – ESA navigation assistant wrote a brief report on the atmosphere and future ESA.
  • Part 3: Francesco Paiano – Aerospace engineer who published an Italian children’s book called “Una bimba su Marte” (A Little Girl on Mars).

Part 5: Public Speaking

  • Part 1: Jan Spratek – A general education lecturer at the ESA Education Office, currently working at the Planetarium in Prague and hosting the Czech Space News Podcast.
  • Part 2: Yves Doat – Head of ESA Ground Stations Infrastructure and Operations sharing with students in France.
  • Part 3: Charlotte Pouwels – Analogue astronaut who performs outreach activities, for example with a guest lecturer for the Astronomy Club at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 ESA Champions Initiative. We hope to welcome the next generation!

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If you would like to learn more about the 2021 ESA Champions Initiative, please see here and the FAQs.

For questions, call us [email protected].

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