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Re: Dispelling a myth.



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On 5 Feb 2008, at 13:21, David Goncalves wrote:
> If the question is "Why wasn't Great Britain involved with placing  
> objects
> in space, until ESA?, is a possible answer "It's government does  
> not have
> enough tax revenue to fund an expensive endeavor like high-mass space
> flight - and has been benefiting, like other European nations, from  
> the
> pooling of funds and brainpower of ESA."

Great Britain launched the Prospero satellite over 35 years ago....

http://www.uk.amsat.org/content/view/307/86/

So we were involved before ESA..

John

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