The rebel Conservatives MPs, who had been due to meet at lunchtime on Tuesday to plot their next steps, were emboldened by comments from Rishi Sunak questioning the wisdom of the measure yesterday. On Tuesday morning the Chancellor said the curfew was "better than having places closed." … [Read more...] about Pub curfew vote delayed amid claims that ministers are ‘running scared’ of Tory rebellion
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Science minister Sam Gyimah said: "Exploring the surface of another planet is what many scientists and researchers dream of and now a British-built rover will travel the surface of Mars to answer some fundamental questions, and the public can be part of this exciting new chapter by naming the rover. … [Read more...] about Competition to name new Mars rover: How about Marsy McMarsface?
James Cotton, a satellite winds scientist at the Met Office, said: "The Aeolus mission aims to improve the global coverage of wind profile observations, including areas where in situ wind measurements are currently lacking, such as over the oceans, in the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere. … [Read more...] about UK-built satellite ‘to improve weather forecasts’
Dr Jerry Bolter, project manager at Airbus Defence and Space where the MTM was assembled, said: "We recognised very early on that for BepiColumbo to do what we wanted it to do and get from here to Mercury we needed to have a very efficient propulsion system. If we relied on chemical propulsion then we'd need 17 tonnes of propellant. … [Read more...] about UK-built spacecraft BepiColombo set to explore Mercury’s mysteries