The findings of the three Nobel Prize winners were crucial to the work of the International Space Station. In fact, Mayor and Queloz will be awarded for having discovered the first exoplanet in orbit around a Sun-like star, called 51 Pegasi, and raises the eternal question about the presence of other life forms in the universe.
Cosmology and exoplanets are among the key themes investigated during ESA space missions and the Cheops mission will start on December 17th. A dialogue with Parmitano and Meyer will also include the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the development of the lithium battery and Jessica will be able to tell in first person how she helped install the new lithium batteries during her recent 'walk' in space.
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