Ground control to the BNSC

January 21, 2005

Those who have described Lord Sainsbury as the grey man of science may have to eat their words. Last week, he pulled out all the stops to launch a historic space science collaboration with China. The British National Space Centre issued a press notice announcing "Lord Sainsbury's singing of a new space agreement". Rumour has it that David Bowie provided the inspiration for his lyrics.

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