Todays event at Cranfield reveal plans for the world’s first commercial space and deep-sea centre, Blue Abyss, to form the heart of an emerging vision by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to create a science, innovation and technology park to regenerate the site of RAF Henlow, bringing new employment and world-leading research. The base is due to close by 2020.
Speakers at the event include Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Blue Abyss non-executive director and ambassador to the Russian Space Agency, John Vickers, chief executive, Blue Abyss team, CBC leader James Jamieson, Nadine Dorries, mid-Bedfordshire MP, Vladimir Pletser, expert in parabolic flight and Blue Abyss consultant and Kelvin Murray, world-class professional diver, explorer, presenter and writer. ***
World’s first commercial space and deep-sea research and training centre at heart of RAF site regeneration