October 5, 2016. During celebration of the World Space Week, the Acting SSAU Chairman Yuriy Radchenko met with an Astronaut of the European Space Agency Claude Nicollier.
SSAU Administrator introduced to the guest with major national and international space projects under participation of Ukraine and plans of space exploration and research.
Claude Nikollier noted that Ukraine was one of the pioneers of space exploration, having developed space technology and huge potential. He evaluated positively cooperation between Ukraine and Europe in the field of space and expressed confidence that the 23rd member country of the European Space Agency would be Ukraine!
Acting SSAU Chairman Yuriy Radchenko awarded Claude Nikollier for his contribution in the exploration of outer space with a medal "For Distinguished Service".