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Thursday, February 17, 2005

EU to increase involvement in space

Fresh off its success with the Huygens probe, the European Union is indicating that it wants to expand its role in spaceflight, according to a report on Reuters.

Guenter Verheugen, the EU commissioner in charge of enterprise, industry and space, believes space has become an increasingly important part of the EU's economic and political goals. He said he would propose increases in research funding in the coming budget periods.


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