The British space program got a major boost this week when European space ministers approved the establishment of the agency’s first research center in the UK.Â The facility on the Harwell innovation campus in Oxfordshire will focus on climate change and space robotics research.
“It’s important. It shows renewed interest for Britain to be part of ESA, to be involved in space activity; and we welcome that,” Senior ESA executive Daniel Sacotte told BBC News. “It’s a new development in our relationship with this very important member state.”
Meanwhile, British scientists will be going interplanetary with missions to the moon and Mars.
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