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UK Space Agency to be launched - April Fools Day

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 09:34 AM
The new UK Space Agency (UKSA) will take over responsibility for government policy and the key budgets for space, according to ministers.

The agency, which comes into being on 1 April, will also represent Britain on space matters in all negotiations with international partners.

The UKSA's name, logo and remit were announced at a conference in London.

Its establishment should bring more coherence to space policy - something critics say has been missing for years.

In particular, it is hoped an executive agency that can champion British interests abroad will help an already successful space industry to grow still further.

"The action we're taking today shows that we're really serious about space," said Lord Drayson, the minister for science and innovation.

"The UK Space Agency will give the sector the muscle it needs to fulfil its ambition. Britain's space industry has defied the recession. It can grow to £40bn a year and create 100,000 jobs in 20 years. The government's commitments on space will help the sector go from strength to strength."

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 11:18 AM
About time, with Obama not giving a damn about space its up to other countries now.

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:28 AM
I like the idea of this agency but to be totally honest if the U.K is looking for a fresh approach this agency certainly won't be it.
Fingers crossed it does do well , however with the look of the logo its still firmly stuck in the 1940s lol

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:34 AM
Great news. I like the logo. Funny when you look at the graph France is number one in spending for Space projects/budget. France is said to be the home of the NWO, and the bank of London is, for a fact, the richest bank in the world. Great info, thank you. Them French need to stop holding out and let us know whats up.

Edit: France has literally Double the budget of its nearest competitor, Germany.

[edit on 24-3-2010 by Smell The Roses]

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