ESA's Manned Spaceflight Educational Service submits a new project to the European Commission

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'Framework programmes' (FPs) are the main financial tools through which the European Union supports research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines.

ESA's Manned Spaceflight Educational Service has submitted a project to the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The aim of this proposal is to develop an educational project in a collaborative effort between researchers, teachers, didactic experts and the local communities, by integrating and sharing knowledge on inquiry based teaching methods and applying it to and testing it on concrete, appealing events: radiocommunication with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

The ESA project, called Space Talks, is based on ARISS School Contacts.

The evaluation summary reports will be published by the European Commission in the 3rd week of April 2009.