Interview with Atkinson, Harry

From the Oral History of Europe in Space Collection
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Interview Informations

Recorded in 01 May 2008 - Bampton
Interview by M. Godwin in English

Transcripts
Topics Pages
space research: United Kingdom: Science Research Council: astronomy / sounding rockets: 1972 10-12
space policy: United Kingdom: European space cooperation / NASA: CERN / ELDO / ESRO: 1950-1965 12-13, 15, 30-31
European Space Conference: United Kingdom: ESRO programmes: 1971-1972 14-15
European Space Conference: United Kingdom: ESA setting up: ESA programmes / LIIIS launcher / national research budget / Spacelab: 1973 15-18, 33
ESA: ESA Convention: ESA Science Programme: France / United Kingdom: microgravity 18-20, 39
education, professional career: physical sciences 2-5
ESA: ESA Science Programme: ESTEC facilities: Atkinson Report: 1975-1977 20-22
space policy: United Kingdom: Europeanisation of national space programmes / NASA: Ariel satellite / Horizon 2000 programme / IUE satellite / IRAS satellite: 1958-1985 23-25
ESA: ESA Council: chairmanship: 1975-1987 25-27
ESA: Giotto mission: Giotto launching: 1980-1986 27-30
ESA/ESRO: ESA headquarters / ESRO site: United Kingdom 31-33
space policy: United Kingdom: British National Space Centre: director general / setting up 33-35
space research: United Kingdom: Near Earth Objects Working Group: 1999-2000 35-37
ESA: ERS satellite 38-39
space research: United Kingdom: Natural Environment Research Council / Science and Engineering Research Council: astronomy / earth observation / meteorology: 1979-1989 38-41
education, professional career: Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell / Rutherford Laboratory: 1958-1968 5-7
domestic policy: United Kingdom: Cabinet Office / research policy: cargo / Concorde airplane / environment / Rothschild Report: 1967-1972 7-9
Cited Persons
Aardenne, G. M. V. Van; Bondi, Hermann; Boyd, Robert; Cockroft, John; Curien, Hubert; Gibson, Roy; Granelli, Luigi; Heseltine, Michael; Houghton, John; King-Hele, Desmond; Lawson, John; Lovell, Bernard; Lüst, Reimar; Massey, Harrie; Pounds, Ken; Richmond, Mark; Rothschild, Victor; Sagdeev, Roald; Sainsbury, David; Thatcher, Margaret; Wedgwood Benn, Antony; Wilmore, Peter; Wolff, Heinz; Young, Wayland; Zuckerman, Solly