Another 3,000 people attended the launch of an Ariane 5 rocket from the gardens of the Cité de l’Espace last night in Toulouse. 700 Airbus and Thalès employees and 2,300 people managed to book a place.
A historic event that comes to dedicate 26 years of launching satellites into space.
Alain attended the first take-off of Ariane 5
Among the curious attendees of the Cité de l’Espace is Alain, 74, a resident of Beauzelle. He’s worked his whole life in aviation, a junior at CNES and at Safran. He attended the latest Ariane 5 launch with stars in his eyes: “I should have been there, had the chance to see The first launch of the rocket at the French National Center for Space StudiesI’m excited, when I was young, to take off the alien bombers I had*ear stuck to the transistor** and it actually made me dream*.” Alan explains:We have a glimpse of space, of this infinity. When we raise our eyes to the sky we see a starry sky but when we imagine that we are on a galaxy and that there are thousands of galaxies in the universe, it is amazing and we would like to understand it. And we have reached this first planet A tiny speck of dust in the universesAnd this space lover concludes: “Ariane 5 is an extraordinary launcher, Great lady. “
“The sky lights up like a stormy night.”
Sylvain Raynal is an engineer at CNES, and he is one of the directors in the Department of Aerospace Transport. The recent launch of Ariane 5 is for him a historic moment that makes him remember the two times he made this flight directly from Kourou: “this An exceptional feelingIn addition to Huge shaking*, lights up the sky like a stormy night, it’s so wonderful * “. And this is the last flight?”For all the men and women who’ve worked around it and with Ariane 5 it’s the end of a very long story, 27 years of longevity and there we say goodbye to it it’s over so for space fans this is obviously a historic moment“.
First flight of Ariane 5’s little sister, Ariadne 6 planned for End of 2023 beginning of 2024.
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