Monday, December 12, 2005

To Boldly Go...

Tonyscrony Lord Sainsbury's ten year mission is to boldly burn our hard-earned cash on crackpot boffinery that's unable to attract commercial funding. His latest wheeze is to "invest 108m euros (£73.2m) in Europe’s next mission to Mars".

Invest? Is this anything to with the deal two years ago when that extraordinary Prof who looks like Noddy Holder's brother came on TV trying to explain why his tinfoil and elastic band contraption had crashed on landing? It's so humiliating. What must the Martians think of Blighty?

Needless to say, most of the dti's press release comprises sci-fi gobbledigook about Aurora, ExoMars, EOEP-3, GMES phase one, ARTES etc etc. It could mean anything.

But one thing does come over loud and clear- our contibution to all this Dan Dare nonsense adds up to nearly a billion Euros.

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