KSEVT: Cultural Center of European Space Technologies
KSEVT (Cultural Center of European Space Technologies) based in Vitanje, Styria, the home village of Herman Potočnik Noordung, a pioneer of space technology, became a center for the culturalization of the Space.
Herman Potočnik Noordung, born on December 22nd 1892, Pulj, (today Croatia), died on Avgust 27th 1929, Wien, (today Austria), at the end of 1928 published his sole book, Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums - der Raketen-Motor (The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor). In 188 pages and 100 handmade illustrations, Potočnik set out a plan for a breakthrough into space and the establishment of a permanent human presence there. He conceived a detailed design for a space station, regarded by Russian and American historians of spaceflight to be the first architecture in space and was the first man to recognize the significance of the geostationary orbit on which the station would orbit the Earth.