Harwell Set to Become UK’s Space Exploration Headquarters

Harwell lined up to be country’s space exploration centre
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Harwell could become the country’s space exploration capital if a new national space agency is built in the area.

Science Minister Lord Drayson announced the creation of a new British space agency to co-ordinate research while visiting the Rutherford Appleton Space Conference at Harwell.

The Science and Innovation Campus is the most likely site for the new body to establish its headquarters, following the opening of the European Space Agency’s first British research centre there in July.

Plans to set up an International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell are also described as “well advanced” by the estate’s development company, Goodman.

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