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"Ariane" programme father died
Paris, France - He became the first President of the ESA in 1979
Hubert Curien, the first President of the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as the father of "Ariane" programme, died yesterday at age of 80 in France. He was director of France’s National Center for Scientific Research from 1969 to 1973: in 1976 he became Director of France’s National Center for Space Studies (CNES), and in 1979 became the first President of the European Space Agency (ESA). Cur...
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