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« on: February 21, 2017, 05:33:12 pm »

Sets out how the government plans to regulate launch-to-orbit and sub-orbital spaceflight activities from UK spaceports
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 06:12:37 pm »

Crikey is the 1st April already.......

We can't even sort out the significant infrastructure and associated movement problems we have and the government spends time and money (our money) on things like this.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 07:24:04 pm »

What's the chance of GWR putting a bid in or is it only pre-nationalisation BR that had ideas in that direction...


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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 09:18:50 pm »

What's the chance of GWR putting a bid in or is it only pre-nationalisation BR that had ideas in that direction...

Oh that takes me back.  Charles Frederick worked for BR Research & Development Division at the Railway Technical Centre in Derby.  I worked there for a time as a student.  Looking up his Wikipedea entry I found quite a few familiar names.  Oh and yes in 1977 everyone at RTC seemed to know about his patent for a spacecraft. I recall that there was some animosity, because although that was patented by BR, they refused to patent the stone-blowing tamper. So the inventor obtained permission to patent it himself. Development on it continued for a while but stopped.  It only restarted under Railtrack, when the patent had expired! What a waste!
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