NGC and the landing of Philae

Rosetta & Comet

Jean de Lafontaine, NGC President, was at the European Space Operations Centre – ESOC for the landing of Philae

Jean de Lafontaine, NGC President, worked on the Rosetta Mission from 1987 to 1992 when he was an employee at the European Space Agency (ESA). Jean was at the ESA European Space Operations Center (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany for the landing of Philae.


On November 12, 2014, Isabelle Pion from La Tribune de Sherbrooke spoke with Jean before and after the landing:
– Aux premières loges d’une mission spatiale historique (in French).

– Mission Rosetta: des moments de grandes émotions pour Jean de Lafontaine (in French).

On November 12, 2014, Anne-Marie Dussault du 24/60 on ICI RDI interviewed Jean: [VIDEO] Interview  (in French)

On November 14, 2014, Debra Arbec from CBC News spoke with Jean at his return from ESOC about his role in the Rosetta Mission.