Interview with Atkinson, Harry

From the Oral History of Europe in Space Collection

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

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education, professional career: physical sciences (page: 2-5)
education, professional career: Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell / Rutherford Laboratory: 1958-1968 (page: 5-7)
domestic policy: United Kingdom: Cabinet Office / research policy: cargo / Concorde airplane / environment / Rothschild Report: 1967-1972 (page: 7-9)
space research: United Kingdom: Science Research Council: astronomy / sounding rockets: 1972 (page: 10-12)
space policy: United Kingdom: European space cooperation / NASA: CERN / ELDO / ESRO: 1950-1965 (page: 12-13, 15, 30-31)
European Space Conference: United Kingdom: ESRO programmes: 1971-1972 (page: 14-15)
ESA: ESA Convention: ESA Science Programme: France / United Kingdom: microgravity (page: 18-20, 39)
European Space Conference: United Kingdom: ESA setting up: ESA programmes / LIIIS launcher / national research budget / Spacelab: 1973 (page: 15-18, 33)
ESA: ESA Science Programme: ESTEC facilities: Atkinson Report: 1975-1977 (page: 20-22)
space policy: United Kingdom: Europeanisation of national space programmes / NASA: Ariel satellite / Horizon 2000 programme / IUE satellite / IRAS satellite: 1958-1985 (page: 23-25)
ESA: ESA Council: chairmanship: 1975-1987 (page: 25-27)
ESA: Giotto mission: Giotto launching: 1980-1986 (page: 27-30)
ESA/ESRO: ESA headquarters / ESRO site: United Kingdom (page: 31-33)
space policy: United Kingdom: British National Space Centre: director general / setting up (page: 33-35)
space research: United Kingdom: Near Earth Objects Working Group: 1999-2000 (page: 35-37)
ESA: ERS satellite (page: 38-39)
space research: United Kingdom: Natural Environment Research Council / Science and Engineering Research Council: astronomy / earth observation / meteorology: 1979-1989 (page: 38-41)
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, Wedgwood Benn, Antony, Wilmore, Peter, Wolff, Heinz, Young, Wayland, Zuckerman, Solly

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