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Luxembourg Science Center Receives Grant from U.S. Embassy Luxembourg for New Hydrogen Rocket Exhibit
August 28, 2020

Ambassador Randy Evans touches an exhibit at the museum
Ambassador Randy Evans touches an exhibit at the museum

On August 27, 2020, Ambassador Evans signed and presented the documents for an award of a $10,000 grant from the United States Embassy to the Luxembourg Science Center in Differdange for a new interactive hydrogen rocket exhibit.

Ambassador Evans announced the award during a tour of the Center with Science Director Guillaume Trap, who showcased several exciting interactive experiences with their exhibits and demonstrations.  The new hydrogen rocket exhibit will demonstrate the basic science behind the chemical reactions and physical laws that govern spaceflight.

The Center plans to start construction on the exhibit in January 2021 for visitors to enjoy next April.

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans:

“The Luxembourg Science Center does an incredible job capturing the imaginations of students of all ages -including me- and making science accessible and enjoyable.  The Embassy is honored to partner with them on this new interactive and understandable exhibit that will demonstrate the highly complex, but incredibly exciting scientific concepts that make spaceflight possible, putting the power into the hands of young minds and launching the dreams of future generations of scientists and engineers right here in Luxembourg.  This grant is yet another example of the strong bond between the United States and Luxembourg to build our futures together through education, particularly in the fields of science and space.”

Statement of Nicolas Didier, President and General Manager of the Luxembourg Science Center:

“We are honored by this grant from the US Embassy which allows us to extend our collection of diverse engines. Hydrogen is one of the most promising fuel sources of the future, a technology also used in the most recent NASA Space Launch System.

The proposed “Hydrogen Rocket” station, co-financed by the US Embassy, will play a major role in our Exploration, Science Shows, as well as a number of Workshops.

I have no doubt that our visitors will enjoy and learn from the new addition!”

For photos from the visit and signing, please see the Embassy’s Flickr.

For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 ext. 24 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov

Or for the Science Center in reaching out to Dany Fernandes at

+352-621-493-681 or per mail at dany.fernandes@science-center.lu