This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. Established in 1975, we work together with our 22 Member States to push the frontiers of science and technology, and promote economic growth in Europe. Space is the future and through ESA we are all part of it.
We are Europe's gateway to space. Our mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Check out http://www.esa.int/ESA to get up to speed on everything space related.
For thousands of years, humans have felt a need to explore, to chart new voyages, to map new lands and to answer fundamental questions about ourselves and our Universe. See how ESA's science and robotic exploration missions are setting a new course into the cosmos.