The UK government signed a space science research agreement with Russia in Moscow today. Various experiments will be undertaken in what the two countries have tagged 'UK-Russia Year of Space 2011'. Catchy. “The UK plays an important role in space science and research throughout the world," said Minister for Universities and …
'Excitingly for some British and Russian kids, Kingston University and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will look at how fluids behave in microgravity......'
It floats, now go outside in the fresh air and play
Institute of Media and Biological Problems
Is this just a bad translation, or a far sighted view that media is a biological problem?
Why cite "Alien" in the header?
>>discuss future priority areas of research
Like, how to get up there in the first place, like?
Does this involve the manufacture of PARIS-2 from Russian paper mills??
'UK Russia Year of Space 2011'
You're right, that sucks.
Why not Spacesmash or Stargasm?
You'd have thought that given we pay for their space program*
The Indians would have given us some involvement in theirs in return.
*or at least they can afford one whilst we pay for their poorer regions to have stuff their government should be dealing with as a priority.
I don't know about the UK government, but here at Cardiff University, a team from the Cardiff Center for Astro-Biology (CCAB) has been invited to collaborate on two new space missions, the Bion and the Foton, to run astrobiological experiments. Part of the purpose of these experiments is the investigation of exo-planetary bacteria and the ability of simple life-forms, such as tardigrades, to survive the large temperature variations, the radiation and the large acceleration-deceleration shocks. Our Russian counterparts have already visited Cardiff to set up the collaboration.