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Goonhilly Re-opens as a Space Station

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3:38pm 6th December 2011
(Updated 3:38pm 6th December 2011)

Cornwall enters the space race.

750 new jobs are being created on the Lizard.

A multi-million pound grant will mean Goonhilly is re-opened and used to probe the depths of the universe.

Ian Jones is heading up the project:

"Cornwall's always been a pioneer in terms of communications, from the seafarers going on their discoveries to Marconi and Goonhilly being here at the dawn of the satellite communication age and now we're going to continue that story"

Professor Steve Rawlings from Oxford University is involved too:

"What we've learnt over the last ten years is that we're amazingly ignorant about the universe we live in. 95% of it is something that we don’t' understand. The Goonhilly dishes will allow us to actually start doing experiments that start to tell us things about those very important things"

St Ives MP Andrew George says:

“I’m ‘over the moon’. This is a real game changer. It’s a big jobs boost for the area, especially after Goonhilly had been run down over recent years."

 “It will breathe new life into the local economy and gives the UK a competitive edge in what is bound to be a growing technology and an exciting emerging market."

 “These projects tick all the right boxes. High tech and well paid jobs in an area that desperately needs it, the re use of £40 million of otherwise redundant infrastructure, placing the UK at the forefront of an arena of expanding technological and scientific research and development."

 “The UK space industry is excited and I know local people will be thrilled.”



3:38pm 6th December 2011

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