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European space policy/Rosetta probe

Published on November 13, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, November 13, 2014

The French President was thrilled and overjoyed just now to see the first pictures of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken from its surface by the Philae module.

The President once again congratulates the European Space Agency and the French Space Agency on this extraordinary success, and all the engineers and scientists who have been taking part for years in this venture, which has just achieved a tremendous feat.

The mission demonstrates Europe’s ambition and excellence when it looks to the future./.