Rocket launch for Bolton students on Mull of Galloway


A group of Bolton sixth formers are waiting to discover if they have broken the UK altitude record for an amateur-built rocket, after a sucessful launch in Scotland.

The 4m-long (13ft) missile - named Black Streak - was built by students from Canon Slade School and Turton High School in Bolton working with professionals from Bolton Science and Technology Centre.

After a slight delay, the rocket launched from the Mull of Galloway with the hope of reaching 17.5km (10.8 miles) - twice the height of Everest.

A search for the rocket is continuing to confirm if the current record of 10.5km has been broken.