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The director of Czech Space Office doc. Ing. Jan Kolář, PhD. yesterday received an award for lifetime contribution to Czech space from the Subcommittee of the Economic Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic. He was the only winner in astronautics, the other winners were from the field of aviation.
A Czech workplace managed to push through in the development of launchers for the first time within the Czech Republic's membership in the European Space Agency. It happened 10th November 2010, when an agreement was signed between the representatives of the Czech chemical company SYNPO and Spanish company EADS CASA Espacio.
Young Czech architect Tomáš Rousek has created for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA a new spacecraft design with artificial gravity for a mission to an asteroid. Draft of the rotating spacecraft was awarded as the most outstanding innovation conference in August at the "Explore NOW", which was organized by NASA.
The data of Czech Space Office (CSO) show that in early 2010 there were 14 contracts signed between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Czech workplaces because of incentive program for Czech industry. The research leader for five of them, which were recommended, is the Czech Technical University or Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and for the eleven ones are the private companies.
Current topics of climate change and the use of space technology for environmental monitoring will be few of the main topics of the forthcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which after more than 30 years will take place in Prague at the end of September and which will welcome over 2000 world top scientists. The largest national space agencies like NASA, JAXA and Roskosmos will be also present at the event.