ESA is collaborating with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israeli Space Agency, the Italian space agency ASI and the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics to organise a live call with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from the International Space Station.

The event will be held in three locations: the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, the Technische Universität München in Germany and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

The programme will start with lectures at all three universities on space robotics and satellite technology, followed by an introduction to Europe’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), named Albert Einstein. ESA’s ATV-4 mission manager, Alberto Novelli, will introduce ATV and talk about the International Space Station and aspects of human space flight and exploration in general.

A live connection to the International Space Station will be made and students from the universities will ask questions to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano.

Press can join by applying through the universities hosting the event. A full programme is available here via the PDF below.