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Offline SciNews

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BBC: Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46938858
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The historic rocket is set to go on display in Penicuik, Midlothian, later this month.
https://twitter.com/Astro_Jonny/status/1087298700324585473
The Herald: Britain's first and last rocket launcher 'Black Arrow' heads to Penicuik
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17371877.britains-first-and-last-rocket-launcher-black-arrow-heads-to-penicuik/

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Re: Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
« Reply #1 on: 01/22/2019 08:52 am »
Pretty cool. That rocket stage had been discovered in the outback many years ago, but not much had happened to it since then. Nice to see somebody cares about that historic relic. it belongs to the London science museum, who already has an unflown black Arrow (AFAIK, from memory).

It always amazed me that the stage come crashing down in the outback yet seems relatively intact, at least in one solid piece. Must have been pretty solidly build.

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Re: Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
« Reply #2 on: 01/23/2019 05:57 pm »
Same for Soyuz and Proton. I'm surprised still there hasn't been more interest in just slapping some parachutes and horizontal legs on these things and landing them that way, a la Energia's boosters.

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