Friday, 8 August 2014

The Truth is Out There...

Now it's been confirmed that Newquay Airport is one of eight sites shortlisted to be Britain's first spaceport, it's got us thinking about what extra terrestrial life might be out there. 
Due to open in 2018 the airport will be used to launch tourists and commercial satellites into space, a move designed to take advantage of the anticipated burgeoning space tourism industry, which in turn will create thousands of jobs.
Since Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill made the announcement, NASA have come forward with some major Earth-changing news.
During a conference in Washington D.C. the space agency narrowed the timeline for finding extraterrestrial existence down from “within our lifetimes” to “in the next 20 years.”
Adding “I think in the next 20 years we will find out if we are not alone in the universe,” NASA Astronomer Kevin Hand.

NASA plans to use ground-based and space-based telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Kepler Space Telescope — which has discovered more than 700 new planets this year — and NASA’s next generation James Webb Space Telescope to find signs of something, anything, out there. 

As the UK establishes itself in the human spaceflight arena, "build it and they will come", was the message from the UK Space Agency, but just who might "they" be?

For now, we’ll let this spark your imagination and inspire your curiosity, but next time you're at the Bowgie enjoying Saturday Steak Night or the August Ale Festival, you might look up at the sky and wander just who and what, may exist beyond the stars!

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