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May 2018

History of Astronomy Group Meeting: ‘Journey Into British Space’

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ
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Black Arrow launch vehicle at Woomera. This talk is a brief History of the UK Rocket and Space Programme and will be delivered by Malcolm Porter. Between 1950 and 1971 Britain had a space programme of its own which was, at times, as supplicated as that of the US and the USSR. Most of the initial efforts were in relation to military requirements but these later largely morphed into civilian initiatives such as satellite launching but then came political vacillation,…

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