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Mr. Virgiliu Pop, researcher at the Romanian Space Agency, received the first prize for best paper and presentation at the International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration. The symposium held between 4-6 April at Station College, USA, and it was hosted by Texas A & M University, bringing together international experts in the fields of space exploration and Earth defense against potential threats coming from asteroids.

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The General Director of the Romanian Space Agency, Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso gave an interview to Truth Media Center on geomagnetic storm caused by solar flares. Watch this interview by accesing this link.



Update: The flight will take place on February 24, 2011. For move detailes visit the mission webpage. The final flight of NASA's space shuttle Discovery - NASA mission STS-133 - will transport a romanian experiment created by the Romanian Institute for Space Science to the International Space Station.

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Mr. Dragos Bratasanu, researcher at the Romanian Space Agency, received from the company DigitalGlobe ( the High-Quality Paper prize in the 8-band Challenge research competition held at the end of last year.

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The signing ceremony of the Agreement between the Romanian Government and the European Space Agency on Romania's accession to the European Space Agency Convention took place on 20 January 2011 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The agreement was signed by Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director and Marius-Ioan Piso, CEO of the Romanian Space Agency, in the presence of Teodor Baconschi, Foreign Minister of Romania, cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, President of the Scientific Council of the Romanian Space Agency and several personalities. The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1975, with 18 Member States. ESA, which is considered the most important European intergovernmental organization of scientifical and technological nature, having a growing role in security.

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