First space launches from Britain could be as early as 2020
The space industry is worth almost £14 billion to the UK economy and a draft bill unveiled yesterday aims to ensure the anticipated growth in the commercial space sector is properly regulated. As it was launched at Westminster yesterday, a conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society heard that the first space launches from Britain could be made as early as 2020. With Glasgow Prestwick a front-runner in the race for the country’s first spaceport, there is keen Scottish interest in the UK holding a bigger share of the commercial spaceflight market, estimated to be worth £25 billion over the next 20 years. on 22 Feb 2017
New video shows incredible moment SpaceX rocket lands at Cape Canaveral after ISS mission
The 70-metre (229-ft tall ) Falcon 9 soared off a seaside launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 am EST (14.39pm GMT) carrying a Dragon cargo ship that holds supplies and science experiments for the station. Nine minutes after blast off, the main section of the rocket flew back to a landing pad at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the eighth successful touchdown for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on 20 Feb 2017
Steelworkers at plants in Llanwern, Caerphilly, Port Talbot and elsewhere have voted to accept reforms to their pensions. Union members working at the Tata Steel plants voted in favour of moving to a new, less generous scheme in return for a £1bn investment in the facilities and no compulsory job losses this afternoon. Responding to the result, national officer for union GMB Dave Hulse said: "Now that steelworkers have done their bit it is time for the government step up and do theirs. on 16 Feb 2017
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