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November 19, 2012
Europe juggles ambitions, constraints in talks on space
Paris (AFP) Nov 18, 2012
Europe faces key decisions this week about its role in space, pondering plans for a new rocket and its involvement in the International Space Station at a time of money crunch. Meeting in Naples on Tuesday and Wednesday, science ministers from the European Space Agency's 20 member states will be asked to set a multi-year programme with billions of euros at stake for the highly successful space industry. It will be the first top-level meeting by ESA in four years, a period whose achievements incl ... read more
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