This week mankind for the first time ever managed to land on a comet. The Philae probe had a bumpy landing, but successfully touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This immense achievement is the accumulation of a 10 year project undertaken by the European Space Agency. It just goes to show what mankind can achieve when it works together and puts aside the rivalries of nations that plagued previous centuries. 100 years ago Europe was torn apart by World War One, today we are working together, pushing forward the boundaries of science and space exploration. That’s something we can all be proud of, and it underlines more then ever the need for us to work closely with our European brothers and sisters.