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Elizabeth's journal about her experience at International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Read on to find out what she did...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Robot Competition

The lectures for today were about institutional organization: space in Europe, space policy in different parts of the world, and astrobiology. We had workshops in the afternoon again, and I participated in the sustainability workshop. It was about the sustainability of environments and species, etc. After the workshop, there was a robotic competition that was open to the public. It was a lot of fun. I've posted pictures in the album if you want to check them out. Astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy was there to sign pictures, and the space suit that Bruce Willis wore in Armageddon was available for people to try on. I didn't get a chance to try it on today, but I got some pictures of other people in it.

The business and management department had dinner after the competition provided by the CEO of Excalibur Almaz. It was fun to get to hear more about their plans. I have to say that it has been extremely hot here! I think the high today was 93, and I'll remind you that we don't have air conditioning! It's also humid, so I feel right at home. I do miss the AC though.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Sweetie!

Sounds like you've had quite a workout learning to adapt to all sorts of things! I felt a little upside down and inside out just reading what you experienced! I'm feeling sorry for you about the heat and lack of a/c. I'm impressed that you have adapted so well. Me, I like my cold air vents! I continue to enjoy your blogs and photos that you are posting. PFY. Love, MOM

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're looking very in shape, girl! I'm sure all that biking helps, too! :-) I need to start that soon - thinkin of the danskin next summer...YIKES! I wanna see YOU in that Bruce Suit! Would you be tall enough? ;-)

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