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With the publication of the National Space Strategy and the Space Landscape Review in 2021, the role of the UK Space Agency is changing. Hear how we aim to inspire and lead the UK in space, to benefit our planet and its people, along with an update on some of the key missions and programmes we support in the UK and internationally.
Jeremy Curtis trained as an engineer and leads the UK Space Agency's education programme, which uses space to inspire interest in STEM subjects and to address the skills needs of the growing UK space sector. He led the team that delivered the Principia education programme in support of Tim Peake’s mission to the ISS, which reached around three million young people across the UK. He has chaired the Organising Committee for the UK Space Conference since it began in 2011 and has represented the UK on the International Space Exploration Coordination Group - tasked with implementing the Global Exploration Strategy, which he helped to develop. He has organised several major reviews: the UK Microgravity Review in 2003, the UK Space Exploration Working Group in 2007, and he led the Space Exploration Review, published in 2009.
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA.