NASA celebrates 100 years of the cosmic ray in ChamonixSix NASA astronauts at the Refuge des Cosmiques, Aiguille du Midi
The NASA will be in Chamonix today (Monday 23rd July) with six astronauts from the Endeavour space shuttle to celebrate the centenary of the cosmic ray. With a unique opportunity to meet the astronauts, recently returned from space where they were researching antimatter and black matter, at the Salle du Bicentenaire, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Astronauts Mark Kelly, Greg Johnson, Michael Fincke, Roberto Vittori, Andrew Feustel & Greg Chamitoff will be at the Aiguille du Midi for the unveiling of the European Physical Society commemorative plaque for this historic site.
The Aiguille du Midi laboratory, created in the 30s by the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, was designed to study cosmic rays and their use in nuclear physics. The lab was aptly named the Refuge des Cosmiques.
Later on the NASA astronauts, along with CERN scientists, will be giving a talk on the history of cosmic rays - the event is open to all and will be held at the Salle du Bicentenaire at 16:00