The Queen will formally stand down on 30 April 2013
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced earlier today that she will abdicate on April 30 after 33 years as head of state. The abdication secures the Dutch throne for Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander at the age of 45.
“Responsibility for our country must now lie in the hands of a new generation,” Queen Beatrix said in a short televised statement.
(28 January 2013)
Final count down
‘As of January 1, 2014 the long held dream of mankind to enter space and thereby observe our beautiful earth from high above will become reality for the larger public at the beautiful Caribbean Island of Curacao.’
‘Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) envisions realizing a Commercial Space Line and Space Port on Curacao International Airport. SXC will serve both the commercial needs of everyone who wants to travel into space, as well as the needs for scientific research and space training.’