Britains First Space Rocket - The Story of the Skylark

Britains First Space Rocket - The Story of the Skylark Britains First Space Rocket - The Story of the Skylark
  • Contact

    The British Interplanetary Society
    27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ
    phone: 0207353160

  • Keywords

    Evening Lecture

  • Registration costs

    Members & Fellow's Free of Charge, Non-Members & Fellows £10

  • Working language

    English

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These days, few have heard of the Skylark sounding rocket. Yet in November 1957, it was the first British rocket to reach space, and became the basis of Britain’s earliest space programme. Hundreds were fired, launching into space thousands of scientific instruments.

This talk tells the story of this space rocket, originally designed and built by the RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment) Farnborough, Hampshire...

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