Today was the first day of one of the most important events on the global space scene - the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Hosted in Bremen - Germany's main space city - this year's IAC boasts record attendance with more than 6,000 people connected to the industry flocking to Europe's major space center from all over the world. On offer are over 2,000 lectures, networking, and a range of other special events.

We have created an article for your viewing convenience of the first day here: