Brits in Space- the debate goes on
Scientists continue to argue the pros and cons of the UK government reversing its traditional opposition to involvement in human space exploration.
As noted in a Daily Telegragh article of September 6 2006, surveying UK space scientists' attititudes, 'Much of the upsurge of interest has stemmed from a 2005 Royal Astronomical Society report of the Commission on the Scientific Case for Human Space Exploration'.
There will 2 opportunitues this month and next for the public to have its say.
Two of the RAS commission panellists, Professors Frank Close and Ken Pounds, will hold a public meeting at the "Brits on the Moon" debate at the British Association Festival of Science in Norwich on September 6 while on 28 October scientists will debate 'Reaching for the stars - realising the ambitions of the space age' at the 'Battle of Ideas' in London