Micro-gravity 'not a priority'

Coppinger, Rob
March 2003
Engineer (00137758);3/21/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7623, p8
Reports on the reasons for the discontinuation of microgravity research in Great Britain. Lack of government funding; Inadequacy of consultation; Lack of equipment.


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