Space & Astronomy
UK to have dedicated space agency
By T.K. Randall
December 11, 2009 · comments
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The UK is to set up a dedicated space agency to help direct policies pertaining to space flight, research and technology. It is believed the agency will elevate Britain's profile in the field and help facilitate a number of new projects.
Britain is to set up a dedicated agency to direct its space policy. The new organisation is expected to have a budget and will represent the UK in all its dealings with international partners. The announcement, made by the Science Minister Lord Drayson, follows a 12-week consultation held with academia, industry and government departments.
Source: BBC News
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