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Space Station Norfolk

Paul Hayes tells the story of how, in the 1960s, the north-west Norfolk coastal village of Brancaster was considered as the launch base for Britain's own space programme - the Black Arrow satellite launcher rocket.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 27 Dec 2016 18:00

Further reading

Douglas Millard, The Black Arrow Rocket: A History of a Satellite Launch Vehicle and its Engines (Science Museum, 2001)

C. N. Hill, A Vertical Empire: History of the British Rocketry Programme, Second Edition (Imperial College Press, 2012)

A. E. Tagg, R. A. Wheeler, From Sea to Air: The Heritage of Sam Saunders (Crossprint, 1989)


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestNicholas Hill
Interviewed GuestEd Couzens-Lake
Interviewed GuestScott King
Interviewed GuestRichard Curtis
Interviewed GuestRay Wheeler
Interviewed GuestDouglas Millard
ReaderRichard Daniel
ProducerPaul Hayes

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