Posted March 1, 2010 4:34 PM
By David Todd
After the recent announcement by the Government of the United Kingdom that an official British Space Agency is to be formed, a competition is to be held to name this new space agency.
The United States of America has its National Aeronautics and Space Administration, more famously known as NASA, while Europe has its European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan has the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). So just what should the British version of NASA or JAXA be called? There is, of course, large scope for confusion, embarrassment, and even cynicism in using any such acronym, but Ascend’s space team is here to help!