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Brits in Space- the debate goes on

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 20:49
Published on Wednesday, 06 September 2006 00:00
 Scientists continue to argue the pros and cons of the UK astronauts2.jpggovernment 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