Georges Henri Lemaitre

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Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)

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The official winner was Georges Lemaitre in a Peugeot - a name that has resounded through motor racing ever since.
The fifth and final European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle also launched to the station in July with the spacecraft bearing the name of Belgian physicist Georges Lemaitre, who is considered the father of the big-bang theory.
Chapter 8 examines the work of Georges Lemaitre, like Heller, a scientist and a priest.
Indeed, the family of solutions to Einstein's equations, discovered independently in the 1920s by Russian meteorologist and mathematician Alexander Friedmann and Belgian cleric Abbe Georges Lemaitre, requires an expanding universe.
En route to its docking, the Georges Lemaitre is scheduled to pass less than four miles under the station on Friday, Aug.
The Georges Lemaitre is expected to remain docked to the station until late January 2015.
Named for the Belgian physicist and astronomer Georges Lemaitre, the ATV-5 is scheduled for launch from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket in late July.
The European space transporter ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) Georges Lemaitre has de-docked from the International Space Station (ISS) after more than 200 days in space the longest period of any of the ATV spacecraft.
But this technology will not burn up with the re-entry of ATV Georges Lemaitre .
After it undocks, the Georges Lemaitre will move to a safe distance from the station where it will stay for 13 days until it is deorbited on Friday, Feb.
Georges Lemaitre is the fifth and final spacecraft in the series of European supply vehicles that began servicing the station in the spring of 2008.
3 tonnes, ATV Georges Lemaitre thereby surpassed its four predecessors by being the heaviest payload ever to be launched into orbit by an Ariane.
The fifth and final European automated transfer vehicle (ATV) built by Astrium, called Georges Lemaitre , is en route to the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.