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Funding boost for space industry education

Loughborough College. Credit: ITV News Central

The government is giving the UK space industry a big boost in funding in a bid to get ahead in the space race.

In fact, it's set an ambitious target to get more young people into science, technology, engineering and maths.

It's an industry that is booming globally and private companies already appear to be ahead of the game particularly when it comes to space tourism and private flights to the International Space Station.

In a bid to get a slice of this action the UK Government is trying to ramp up education around space.

Loughborough College runs the only course of its kind in the country.

We have been speaking to students on the Space Engineering programme who could one day become leaders in the industry: