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UK vision: research in space environments and human spaceflight

The strategy is published ahead of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s maiden voyage, expected in December 2015. This covers a range of scientific and technical disciplines, giving a coherent picture for activities which use the space environment – from fundamental physics and novel materials to healthcare technologies and space science – and sets out the UK’s vision for human spaceflight. A public consultation on the Strategy was conducted in 2014, following which a government response was published and the draft Strategy revised.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/442462/Space_Environments_and_Human_Spaceflight_Strategyv2.pdf

UK Space Life & Biomedical Sciences (UKSpaceLABS) and the UK Space Environments Associations (UKSEA) ‪will be ‎launching‬ this July at ‪the UK Space Conference 2015‬, the flagship space‬ event for the UK  http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/uksea-launch  

 
https://twitter.com/UKSpaceEA - http://www.space-environments.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/UKSpaceLABS - http://ukspacelabs.co.uk/

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Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks - an article by Northumbria University's Dr Nick Caplan

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, the commander of the current crew on board the International Space Station, has broken the record for the longest time spent in space with 803 days. Padalka, who is to return to Earth in September, has previously said he would like to try for 1,000 days on a future mission.  Dr Nick Caplan of Northumbria University has provided us with an article outlining the health risks of spending such a lengthy stay in space.

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