I wonder whether he’s going to put his money where his mouth is and be on the maiden space flight like Richard Branson will. It seems easy to mock, but I guess even when the Germans first tested their rockets they had to start from somewhere and didn’t have books and data tables to refer to. They are training hard for the lift off by learning how to calculate the distance between planets, not sure how that relates to sending a vehicle in to orbit but if it gets people interested in aerospace engineering it can’t be a bad thing. Still, I can’t help but think it would go the same way as Top Gear’s rocket car.
BBC News – African space research: Dreaming of a manned shuttlehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9573163.stmBut it still seems like quite an achievement and if this hadn’t been a space programme I’d have been pretty impressed. Chris believes that if his team is successful, this willâ€¦