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Science and higher education for the future of Portugal

Here, we speak to Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, about how science and higher education in Portugal are helping to turn the country into a knowledge hub for future generations, amongst other things.
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Tim Peake welcomes new UK Space Agency scheme to reach 1 million children a...

The UK Space Agency has launched an initiative to help the space sector deliver a million engagement activities a year with young people across the UK.
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Meeting the real-life enterprise taking humans to the final frontier

Dr Lena De Winne, Head of Information and Communications at Asgardia, speaks of how the endeavours of the billionaire class could soon become a reality for a mass audience.
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A new turn in the search for the origin of life

Professor Friedemann Freund, SETI Institute, explores a fascinating new discovery in the search for the origin of life, here.
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NASA research reveals what happens to human body in space

Results from NASA's landmark Twins Study reveals interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body in space adapted to, then recovered from, that extreme environment.
uk auto industry

Space technology boost essential for future of UK auto industry

The UK Space Agency is joining forces with O2 to develop next-generation technology needed for driverless cars.
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UK wants to solve environmental problems from space

A new directory focuses UK expertise in satellite technology and how it can help solve environmental problems such as illegal deforestation, disaster response, and food production.
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Black hole image seen by humanity for the first time

Scientists working with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have revealed the fruits of an all-consuming attempt to see the impossible: In 2019, we now have the first-ever image of a black hole.
European space policy

European space policy is at a crossroads

Dominique Riquet MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe explains why European space policy is at a crossroads.
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The U.S. Space Force: Rising stakes for Europe in space defence

In this article, an oncoming U.S. weaponisation of space via Trumps' Space Policy Directive 4 is examined in context of Europe in space defence.
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Mission Shakti: India becomes fourth space power country

Today (27 March), India shot down their own satellite as part of Mission Shakti, becoming a space power country like the USA, Russia, and China.
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Enigmatic radio waves heard from distant galaxy

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, have detected new Fast Radio Bursts in a galaxy beyond the Milky Way.
space industry

Commercialising space: Is the UK space industry ready?

Having recently launched the first all-British radar satellite and with Britain’s first spaceport due to become operational in Scotland by 2020, it is clear that the UK’s space sector is thriving. But is it ready to capitalise on this position of strength when it comes to commercialising space? Paul Adams, Head of Aerospace at Vendigital tells us more
UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency provides funding for three new experiments

Science Minister, Sam Gyimah has announced that the UK Space Agency will fund three new experiments onboard the International Space Station.
knowledge of space

Advancing the knowledge of space through science

The work of The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in advancing the knowledge of space, through science and using its discoveries to benefit Canadians and all of humanity, is detailed here
Astroparticle Physics

CMB Space missions: a window to astroparticle physics

Prof. Nicola Vittorio from Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ gives an absorbing insight into CMB Space missions and why they are a window to astroparticle physics I put stress1 on the great goal of modern cosmology: investigating the physics of the early universe. This very ambitious goal requires...
Mercury

Spacecraft set to blast off on Mercury mission

In the early hours of tomorrow morning, a spacecraft made possible by the best of UK space science is set to blast off bound for Mercury
European space sector

Enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector

Jan Wörner, Director General of The European Space Agency (ESA) speaks to us about his priorities for enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector.
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How will Brexit impact the space sector?

Leyton Wells, ESPI research fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores the issues around the space sector in light of the UK’s Brexit
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Research into the Universe: A focus on stellar clusters

Nate Bastian, Professor of Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University draws our attention to stellar clusters, a fascinating aspect of research into the Universe.

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