Life-size replica rocket lands in London – watch the ‘potential astronauts’
The life-size replica rocket went on display outside the Science Museum in London 15-16 October. A real rocket will launch from UK soil later this year. it did on January 9 but failed to complete its mission. Another attempt planned for later in 2023.
Thousands of people visited the exhibition led by the UK Space Agency. It was part of the countdown to the first launch by Virgin Orbit from Spaceport Cornwall.
The mission is named ‘Start Me Up’ a tribute to the song by the Rolling Stones.
UK Space Agency: A strong space sector depends on attracting future talent. Fantastic to see so many young people inspired by our full-size replica rocket.
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A replica of a rocket due to be launched from Spaceport Cornwall soon was on show in London, video https://t.co/cqtY7OrKT1 mission is first in UK #LaunchUk #StartMeUp #CountdownToCornwall @SpaceCornwall @VirginOrbit #newsuk pic.twitter.com/h8OG2bddyj
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