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Thursday, September 13, 2007

British Astronauts by 2010?

The British National Space Center is announcing today the possible future training of a small astronaut corp beginning in 2010 for missions in the near term, as part of the recommendations of its UK Space Exploration Working Group's report, according to Flight International.

A favorable decision by the British government to train an astronaut corps would be the would be the biggest change in UK space policy since the beginning of the space age 50 years ago. The UK is the only G-8 country that is not involved in human spaceflight, according to the report.

1 comment:

Fred Osmond said...

Wow, this is really exciting news. Let's hope the brits encourage the rest of the world to develop their own space programs, both public and private.