Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ESA May Help Back Russian Kliper

The Guardian this weekend quoted Daniel Sacotte, the ESA's director of human space flight, as saying "I am fairly confident they will say yes" to the question of involvement in the Kliper program.

"It's not just that Kliper is a good political deal or that it provides us with a powerful piece of technology. It will give us a vision, a scientific goal that young Europeans badly need today."

The cost of investing in the program is a true bargain at only 100m Euros per year.