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Sam Gyimah: If the UK leaves Galileo programme it will cost the EU billions

The science minister on whether Britain will go it alone after Brexit

By Sam Gyimah  

British astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station in 2016. Photo: NASA PHOTO / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

For as long as humanity has looked up to the stars, space has inspired a sense of awe and wonder. The Cold War space race encouraged competition and led to inventions and new technology never previously thought about and even in today’s advanced world, there is a huge amount left to discover.

Humanity’s experiences in space have given us great examples of what can be achieved when we work together across borders,…

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