Darmstadt has been home to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) Since 1967, making the city Europe's "gateway to Space". All ESA’s spacecrafts as well as five ground stations are monitored and controlled from here. Among the more than 60 spacecraft controlled to date by ESOC are Mars Express and Rosetta.
Tours at ESA Darmstadt are only possible with advance registration. Please contact Darmstadt Marketing GmbH under T: 06151 - 13 45 13 for public tours and T: 13 45 11 for individual group bookings.
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