British National Committee for Space Research

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British National Committee for Space Research
AbbreviationBNCSR
Formation1958
PurposeSpace exploration research in the UK
Region served
UK
Membership
Space scientists, physicists
Chairman
Sir Harrie Massey
Parent organization
Royal Society
AffiliationsCommittee on Space Research

The British National Committee for Space Research (BNCSR) was Britain's regional membership group of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).

History[edit]

It was set up by the Royal Society in 1958. Its first meeting was held on 4 March 1959 and was chaired by Harrie Massey.

Harrie Massey was also President of the European Preparatory Commission on Space Research.

Function[edit]

Most of the Skylark sounding rockets launched in the 1950s and 1960s from Woomera, were launched for the BNCSR.

References[edit]

  • Massey, Harrie; M O Robins (1986). HISTORY OF BRITISH SPACE SCIENCE. First Edition. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052130783X.