UK Space Agency Launches Competition for Business Ideas to Test on Space Station

SWINDON, England (UKSA PR) — British entrepreneurs could have their business ideas tested out on the International Space Station thanks to a new funding contest.

The UK Space Agency will provide funding and the first space flight for the winning concepts, which could be anything from medicines and innovative materials developed in microgravity, to space-flown consumer products.

Matched funding of up to £1 million is available via the UK Space Agency from the European Space Agency’s Business Applications Space Solutions fund. The announcement was made during World Space Week, which runs from 4 to 10 October.

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NASA.Gov Goes Retro With Sputnik Splash Page


In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Sputnik, the NASA page has gone all retro on us with a special splash page. It’s 1957 all over again. Dwight D. Eisenhower is president, The Everly Brothers are on the radio, and a tiny Soviet satellite flies overhead going “beeep beep beep.” Check it out, baby!

And a very happy World Space Week, everybody!