Category Archives: Dan Dare

Dan Dare report for duty!

In the 1970s we gave up on the Vertical Empire.  The UK shot Black Arrow into the skies above Woomera and placed a small test satellite called Prospero in a near perfect orbit, dusted its hands and said enough. Well almost.  … Continue reading

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British Space? We wouldn’t Dare…

Naturally they cheered at Filton when she leapt from the runway.  The HOTOL prototype, named “Anastasia” after a public campaign, cut through the sky over the Bristol Channel propelled by her Rolls Royce RB545 Swallows.  The noise was indescribable, but … Continue reading

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