While catching up on my news reading a blurb caught my attention... since 1986 Britain has prohibited human space flight?! (Full article at The Space Review) Could any of our UK friends shed some light on why the opposition to human space flight? Is it based on moral grounds? Technical? Is it a wide spread belief amongst the UK citizens or just a few key government players? When mankind eventually steps out into the stars, will it be our British cousins left behind to turn out the lights?