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In 2000, the International Charter â€œSpace and Major Disastersâ€ was set up on the initiative of ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (Franceâ€™s Centre national dâ€™Ã©tudes spatiales).
David Williams, Acting Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, will chair the ESA Council for the next year, effective from July 1.
British officials have announced the formation of the new UK Space Agency (UKSA), a multi-million dollar organization that will oversee all space-related activity in the country starting on April 1.
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday announced a deal with Reaction Engines Ltd that will invest Â£900,000 ($1,291,000) in the development of core technologies for its Skylon reusable runway space shuttle.
The French government is making ambitious plans for European missions to the Moon and Mars.
The Millau viaduct, newly inaugurated by President Jacques Chirac, is now the world's tallest road bridge. It stands high above the Tarn valley in France's Massif Central mountains, as seen in this 11 December satellite image from ESA's Proba.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.