The Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg will chair an economic mission to the United States in April. They will be joined by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy, Étienne Schneider.
The program will include events to present Luxembourg as a location for potential investors and the couple will visit companies and scientific institutes to learn more about developments in the space sector.
The visit will begin on 10 April in Seattle where they will visit the headquarters of Planetary Resources, one of the companies that has already chosen to conduct its European operations in Luxembourg.
On 12 April, the delegation will spend the entire day at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, which is responsible for the civil space program and aeronautics research. The companies Made In Space, Skycorp, Astro Digital, Audacy, Leolabs and Spire will present their activities. They will then attend a space seminar entitled, “Developing New Markets in Space.”
On 13 April, the delegation will visit the SETI research institute in Mountain View. This private institute is supported by NASA and they will present various experimental projects related to space resources and space meteorology in an international context.
The Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume married Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in 2012 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg. Stéphanie is a member of a Belgian noble family and is youngest of eight brothers and sister and her mother died in 2012, just two months before her wedding. They have no children as of yet and Prince Guillaume is followed in the line of succession by his brother, Prince Félix who has a daughter (born 2014) and a son (born 2016) with his wife, Princess Claire (née Lademacher).