The association, created in 2003, following an idea of the engineer Hansjörg Grauer, is supported by the Golden Pass by the towns of Vevey District, the Astronomical Observatory of Geneva, Claude Nicollier himself well many members. It aims to ensure the sustainability and development of astronomical site Pleiades and to make known to young and old the exciting world of astronomy!
The space shuttle
The space shuttle, which weighs more than 2 000 tonnes, takes off vertically like a rocket. During its ascent she separated successively from its boosters and its external tank.
Claude Nicollier is the first Swiss to being in space. He has four flights to his credit and received many decorations for his space missions.