THE BRITISH ROCKETRY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT (BROHP) 4TH ANNUAL
Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 20:06
Published on Sunday, 27 February 2005 00:00
2 - 4 April 2002.
What has the UK done in Space? Probably more than you think!
This year’s British Rocketry Oral History Project Conference at Charterhouse School near Godalming in Surrey will include three days of talks and discussions about UK Space History, Space Education and Policy.
Members of the media are invited to attend the conference, which will be taking place from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April.
This year papers will be presented on many issues related to UK space history, education and policy.
* British Space Policy- with Ian Taylor MP.
* the Cold War
* the acquisition of German aerospace technology and scientists at the end of
World War II
* the pioneering present day work of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
* the Beagle 2 mission to land on Mars
* the Qinetiq1 balloon - the British attempt to take a manned balloon to the edge
of space and break the world altitude record
* the history of UK rocket programmes
Also on the programme is a series of talks on the UK satellite industry, from the plans for a SPACETUG to the present day success of ASTRIUM in building ENVISAT and Beagle 2. (The old Blue Streak manufacturing area has become the largest clean room in Europe for the construction of some of the biggest and most complex satellites yet built.)
Other events include an Undergraduate competition for presentations on space and a chance to build model rockets and talk about how such exercises can be used to enthuse and teach Science to children.
The British Rocketry Oral History Project Conference has established a reputation as the best forum to meet and discuss UK aerospace history and technology. It has been attended by large numbers of aerospace engineers, scientists and historians.
The conference is sponsored by the British National Space Centre, ASTRIUM and the British Interplanetary Society.
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