SpaceConnects.Us, an event connecting Europe and the world with astronauts and celebrities with a message of hope and inspiration, has been announced by Asteroid Foundation and the European Space Agency (ESA).

WHEN? Thursday, 26 March; from 16:00 – 21:00 CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME
WHERE? SpaceConnects.Us  We can also provide you with a broadcast or web signal of the feed.

The world is at a historic standstill. Borders are closing and millions of people are quarantined due to the spread of COVID-19.

While we fight this battle and defeat the invisible enemy, solidarity and mutual encouragement are more important for us than ever before. We want to send out a message of unity and hope, join forces and give us, especially our children and youngsters, confidence in our intelligence, our science, ourselves and the place we live in.

When we asked space agencies and astronauts whether they could help us to learn how to go far and beyond, how to cope with staggering challenges and find mental and physical practices to live in isolation, the answer was overwhelmingly positive. We are launching a virtual global town hall to exchange with them and all those who are fascinated by space and ready to learn from it. 

The #SPACECONNECTSUS  PROGRAM: Remote sessions with astronauts and guests from all over the world who speak to children, young adults and their families and friends about their experience and techniques in confined places and what else space may provide to help, their trust in science and the sources of their inspiration. The event will be 100% free and digital.

The programme runs in five languages: Dutch, English, German, Italian and French, running one specific language with different hosts and different participants straight after the other.


Dutch (NL) 

16:00-16:30 CET 

11:00-11:30 EST 

08:00-08:30 PST 

German (DE) 

17:00-17:30 CET 

12:00-12:30 EST 

09:00-09:30 PST 

Italian (IT) 

18:00-18:30 CET 

13:00-13:30 EST 

10:00-10:30 PST 

French (FR) 

19:00-19:30 CET 

14:00-14:30 EST 

11:00-11:30 PST 

English (EN) 

20:00-21:00 CET 

15:00-16:00 EST 

12:00-13:00 PST

List of confirmed guests below, more in process. 


Planned participating astronauts

Planned participating personalities

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This program is non-commercial and is made possible by the following partners who contribute in-kind services: Asteroid Day, ESA, Association of Space Explorers, BCE, SES, Films United, Wave-L and PlanB.