Last week we saw the return of Discovery to our beautiful planet. It was good to see the safe return of the astronauts. But it was also very heart-warming to see the many nationalities amongst the crews of the shuttle and of the space station, all working together towards a common goal. I am very proud to be a member of our ever-growing European family, and look forward to the day when the ESA, also, sends and international crew into the great unkown. Perhaps, many of you will not know this, but without the help of Polish scientists, NASA astronauts would probably not be going "where no one has ever gone before"!