A financial jump-start, contacts and mentoring are all important for young entrepreneurs. Startups in the area of space technology and satellite navigation can apply to get that boost from the European Space Agency.
Germany's first Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst told Deutsche Welle that to him, reaching out to young students and kids is the most important part of his "Horizons" mission.
He started his career as a printer and socialist boy scout. Then he became a fighter pilot, cosmonaut and political icon. After communism Sigmund Jähn remained dedicated to space exploration and science.
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