Brian Duffy is former NASA astronaut, now an ambassador for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK on the differences between life on earth and life in space and the race to take a human to Mars.
Unlike France, the US and most other countries, UK companies involved in activities in space are strictly liable without limit for damage caused to aircraft in flight or on the surface of the earth. That is because governments are liable under the outer space treaties and because the UK government requires UK companies to indemnify it.
SpaceX has successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 3:44 AM eastern time in the US carrying the ashes
A $1.1bn (£0.7bn) unmanned space mission has launched from Florida on a journey to the planet Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft