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Tribute To Astronaut Doctor Michael Foale

EDM number 617 in 1994-95, proposed by Michael Marshall on 15/02/1995.

That this House congratulates Dr Michael Foale on being the first British-born astronaut to carry out a spacewalk from the space shuttle Discovery on Thursday 9th February, as part of the historic mission which involved a close approach to the Russian Mir Space Station; notes that Dr Foale is an astrophysics graduate of Cambridge University who became a naturalised American to achieve his ambition to become an astronaut; recognises that his dedication to the concept of space exploration will be an essential part of the preparation for the projected International Space Station; and believes that while Her Majesty's Government's current space policy places the emphasis on applications such as Earth observation and communications, Dr Foale's courage and commitment may be seen as an important part in the history of space exploration in which both the United Kingdom and the United States have a vital shared interest.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Michael Marshall15/02/1995ArundelProposed
Stan Orme15/02/1995Salford EastSigned
Stephen Timms15/02/1995Newham North EastSigned
Graham Allen15/02/1995Nottingham NorthSigned
Kenneth Carlisle15/02/1995LincolnSigned
Ian Bruce15/02/1995South DorsetSigned
Mike O'Brien16/02/1995North WarwickshireSigned
Ernie Ross16/02/1995Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy16/02/1995WentworthSigned
John McAllion16/02/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey16/02/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale16/02/1995MansfieldSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Eric Clarke16/02/1995MidlothianSigned
James Couchman16/02/1995GillinghamSigned
Jim Dowd16/02/1995Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans16/02/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Alan Williams16/02/1995Swansea WestSigned
Win Griffiths17/02/1995BridgendSigned
Menzies Campbell20/02/1995Fife North EastSigned
Spencer Batiste20/02/1995ElmetSigned
David Knox20/02/1995Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Janet Anderson21/02/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Ken Livingstone22/02/1995Brent EastSigned
Robert Wareing22/02/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Nigel Jones23/02/1995CheltenhamSigned
Anne Campbell23/02/1995CambridgeSigned
Jim Wallace27/02/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Michael Clapham28/02/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Martyn Jones01/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Hall01/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
John McWilliam03/03/1995BlaydonSigned
Tommy Graham20/03/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Barry Sheerman30/03/1995HuddersfieldSigned
Jeff Rooker18/04/1995Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Diane Abbott27/04/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned

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