Upcoming RAeS Space Group events

The RAeS will be running two Space Group events in the near future. Students are able to attend at a reduced rate of £45 + VAT for each. To take advantage of this, you will need to become an RAeS member (free for students) at this link, and then email Laura Dowling for the reduced rate, on [email protected].

Human Spaceflight: UK Strategy in the Run-Up to Tim Peake’s Flight
1 December 2015 / London

In July 2015 the UK Space Agency published a paper which formally confirmed that the UK now supports the human exploration of space. This conference will provide an opportunity to respond to this announcement, two weeks before Britain’s first official Astronaut, Tim Peake, is due to depart for the International Space Station.

Have Your Say – Human spaceflight excites many people and evokes a wide range of views. We are therefore planning a soapbox session during the conference in which delegates may present their reactions to the UK Space Agency’s new strategy document in a 5 minute pitch. To find out how to get involved please visit our website.

Spaceport UK: A New Frontier for Growth & Enterprise
3 February 2016 / London

This conference aims to broaden awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with the establishment of a spaceport in the UK. This will be achieved by bringing together a variety of stakeholders including the public sector, investors and potential future spaceport operators and users, as well as those having experience of on-going initiatives in the United States. It will throw light on how the UK can generate economic value from a future spaceport and the critical issues to be resolved along the way.

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