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Human Space Flight

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 20:49
Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 00:00
astronauts2.jpgThe Head of NASA has commended the RAS review of manned space exploration. He hoped  it would be given 'sober consideration in the policy circles of the United Kingdom'. Dr Mike Griffin, speaking at the Royal Society on December 1 2006, said,
' The British Royal Astronomical Society recently released a report* advocating the expansion of British involvement in human space exploration.  I hope that report receives sober consideration in the policy circles of the United Kingdom, and I hope that I can count on you to be one of the international partners who, with the United States, work to develop the first permanent lunar outpost in the next decade'.

* The  study, by an independent panel, was commissioned by the RAS as a contribution to the consideration of Human Space Exploration in general and does not imply Society endorsement of its recommendations.

Dr Griffin's speech can be read here