His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium Meets the Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew.

On September 25, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium met the crew members from the space shuttle Atlantis at the Palais de Bruxelles.

“Exactly 20 years ago, the crew orbited the earth for nine days aboard the space shuttle Atlantis for scientific experiments. Our compatriot, Viscount Dirk Frimout, participated in this mission as “payload specialist”, became the first Belgian astronaut.

The crew is in Belgium in the framework of Space Week 2012, an initiative of the association Euro Space Society, which  the chair Viscount Frimout.”

Source: La Monarchie Belge