BRITAIN'S FIRST SPACE ROCKET

The story of the Skylark


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Here for the first time is the full story of the Skylark rocket

This book by Robin Brand documents the history, development and use of the Skylark sounding rocket from WWII to 2005, a fascinating story of the birth of British rocket technology and space science.

  • Hardback, 16 chapters, 704 pages, 280 x 220mm (approx.A4)
  • Over 740 photographs and figures in colour and black and white (a large proportion never before published)
  • Every flight documented
  • Comprehensive appendices and index
  • Short-listed for a 2015 "Sir Arthur Clarke" award in the media category
  • Excellent value at 29.50 (GBP)

It is written in an accessible style, but with considerable academic merit, being based on several years of original research.

 ISBN 978-0-9929896-0-6

In stock at the FAST (Farnborough Air Sciences Trust) museum shop,
Farnborough, Hampshire https://www.airsciences.org.uk/shopping.html
and The Fordingbridge Bookshop, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AB http://www.fordingbridgebooks.co.uk/

Or, to order online, click here:

Can also be ordered from any good bookshop

New: Visit the London Science Museum Exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first British rocket to reach space: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about-us/press-office/science-museum-celebrates-60-years-britain-entered-space-age

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                       New Forest Electronics Tel. +44 (0) 1425 650089                 Issue 3.87    23rd April 2021