• Question: How much has Britain helped with the ISS?

    Asked by 254nch39 to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 14 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 14 Dec 2015:

      Until 2010, Britain really didn’t contribute much of anything to the ISS. However, Britain has contributed quite a bit to robotic space exploration, including the upcoming ExoMARS mission. 😀

    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      The UK is part of ESA and ESA is part of the ISS programe, so we have contributed through ESA. Recently the UK joined the ISS programme itself and also joined a project called ELIPS, which means that UK scientists like us can fly experiments on ISS! This is all really exciting. And I can now say, we have an astronaut in orbit now too! Tim will be on ISS shortly and will be doing lots of cool space science!