Hurrah! We're going to have a space force. Boris has found £22 billion on the Magic Money Tree. We'll be launching our first rocket in 2022 - presumably on November 5th.
It's about time. Dan Dare was in the Eagle from 1950, and is still available on Amazon, in hard cover and Kindle format.
Alternatively, I can recommend "Ministry of Space" by Warren Ellis, my second favourite comics writer (Garth Ennis is the number one).