UK Space Environments R&D Survey

The UK Space Agency is surveying the size and shape of the UK community engaged with microgravity / space environments research.  This will ensure that the agency has an up-to-date and accurate picture of current research activity in the UK, and will inform future planning and investment decisions.

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CAA UK Government Review of commercial spaceplane certification and operations - Technical report July 2014

 In August 2012, the Government tasked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to undertake a detailed review to understand better the operational requirements of the commercial spaceplane industry. The technical report and summary were released last week and offer the reader and Government an excellent insight in to how this sector might be expected to develop in the years ahead and how the UK should prepare itself to be able to benefit from what will be a crucially important aspect of modern society.

Below are extracts and recommendations from Chapter 12: Medical requirements for spaceplane flight crew and participants.

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