Media Invitation: Moon Media Day at Airbus Bremen

After the success of the Artemis I mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus cordially invite you to a media event at Airbus in Bremen, Germany, where the Orion European Service Module (ESM) is built. The event will take place on Thursday 9 February from 9.00-15.30 CET.

On the day, you will have the unique opportunity to speak with leaders and young engineers from the Orion team. During the Q&A session, you will get the latest first-hand information on the Artemis I mission success, main outcomes and achievements, and an outlook to the future of lunar exploration.

Representatives from Airbus, ESA and NASA will be present. Special guests will include ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, so don’t miss this opportunity.

You will also have the chance to take a unique look inside the cleanroom, where for the first time ever, three ESMs will be on display simultaneously, including the ESM-3 module that will carry the first woman and first person of colour to the Moon.

The schedule of the event is planned as follows:

09.00-09.30 Welcome & Registration

09.30-10.45 Orion ESM: An Integral Part of the Artemis I Mission: Introduction, presentation and Q&A

10.45-11.30 An Astronaut’s Perspective: Q&A

11.30-15.30 Cleanroom: 3 Guided Tours (starting at 12:00 13:15, 14:30)

Please note that filming and photography is only allowed for ESM-4 in the cleanroom. A portfolio with photo & video material will be provided to you upon request. Filming outside the cleanroom will be authorised.

11.30-15.30 One-on-One Interview Opportunities

11:30-14:00 Lunch Buffet (cold)

15.30 End of programme


David Parker, ESA Director for Human and Robotic Exploration

William Hartwell, NASA’s Orion Program Office

Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Space Systems at Airbus

Philippe Deloo, ESA ESM Programme Manager

Philippe Berthe, ESA ESM Project Coordination Manager

Marc Steckling, Head of Space Exploration at Airbus.

Ralf Zimmermann, Head of Moon Programmes and Orion ESM at Airbus

Alexander Gerst, ESA astronaut

Pablo Alvarez, Project Manager at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, ESA Astronaut Class of 2022

Engineers from the Orion team will also be present.

For registration as well as booking of a cleanroom tour and interview slots, please use the following link:­media-day/

We invite you to take this opportunity to learn more about the European Service Module and Europe’s key role in the Artemis missions and Airbus in cooperation with ESA as the industrial lead for the ESM. Join the event and celebrate the new era of human space exploration with us.

In case of questions please.