I am not sure if this article has been posted before, I did a search but was unable to locate anything similar.
The U.K. recently published its Civil Space Strategy: 2008-2012 and beyond and set out a vision including: establishing an international space
facility at Harwell, Oxfordshire--focusing on climate change, robotic space exploration and applications, closer involvement with international
initiatives in space exploration to places such as the moon and Mars, and setting up a National Space Technology Program.
So the British are planning their own NASA? I would have thought that there would be more collaboration with the Americans who have already
established space program.
I also read that NASA and the Brits are planning on establishing the ability to use mobile phones (satellite) from the moon in anticipation of serious
exploration and habitation of the moon.
Mobiles on the moon
Does anyone know if the UK has budgeted for this already, or is this just a proposal?