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UK in space: BNSC video

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:12 am
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Post UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:12 am
The BNSC has posted a new video about UK Space Travel, it shows the Skylon from Reaction Engines but nothing about Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

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http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/10652.aspx

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Since the dawn of the space age over 50 years ago, the United Kingdom has reached out to explore, understand and utilise space for the benefit of all.

With UK technology in orbit around Saturn, Mars, Venus and the Moon, as well as countless earth orbiting satellites, we are at the forefront of the space age.

While mankind took its first steps on the lunar surface 40 years ago, today, space is part of everyday life – and - thanks to the British National Space Centre - the UK is at the forefront of this 21st Century industry.

UK science and engineering expertise features in over 60 operational missions – from Herschel, the largest space telescope ever built – to Galileo, Europe’s first satellite navigation system.

It’s a 6.5 billion pound industry that supports 68,000 UK jobs. From the world’s leading small satellite company, to building satellites for the European Space Agency, the first commercial military satellite operator, and the world’s most successful mobile satcom company, UK space expertise is vital for understanding climate change and how our planet works - and for speeding aid when disaster strikes.

The UK has an outstanding heritage in space innovation.

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Post Re: UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:08 pm
Well, if it's about British science and engineering, then it makes sense that they don't mention Virgin Galactic, which is only British on the business side of things. The technology is all American.

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Post Re: UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:20 pm
I guess, well to the same extent that the Saturn 5 was german :)

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Post Re: UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:54 pm
Technically Virgin Galactic is an LLC, that means its registered in the US. Did Branson register it in Great Britain as well?


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Post Re: UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:04 pm
All i could find

"Virgin Galactic Limited is the UK parent company for the project, but there is also the US subsidiary, TSC LLC, to factor into any equation."

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Post Re: UK in space: BNSC video   Posted on: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:31 am
I loved that thing the moment I heard about it.

It looks so crazy retro-futuristic too.


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