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Press conference before the start of the Heads of Space Agencies Summit, Washington, 8 January 2014

on 10 February 2014

Between 9 and 10 January 2014, the President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Marius-Ioan Piso presented Romania's strategy and position on space exploration at the Heads of Space Agencies Summit (HOSA), organized by the International Academy of Astronautics in Washington. Together with the Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development, Mihnea Costoiu, the CEO of ROSA attended the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF), organized by the Government of the United States.

From left to right: Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso (ROSA), Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner (DLR), John Shannon (Boeing), Dr. Jean-Michel Contant (IAA)

At the event, Marius-Ioan Piso expressed Romania’s interest to develop research and space exploration projects through bilateral and multilateral cooperation that will contribute to the national development of Romania.

On 8 January 2014, the President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Marius-Ioan Piso attended the press conference organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The event brought together heads of world space agencies with mass-media representatives to discuss topics that were then debated during the Heads of Space Agencies Summit (HOSA).

Other participants at the press conference were: Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA General Secretary, John Shannon, Boeing company and International Space Station program manager, Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, German Space Agency (DLR).