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Friday, January 11, 2008

Rockets Galore

Between the 14th century Newton Hall and the weird chimney-pot at Dunkirk Farm, you'll find the technology of the future.

Starchaser began life as an experimental rocket test programme set up in 1992 by Steve Bennett from Dukinfield.

A few years ago the rocket was on show at Gee Cross Fete. Now they are busy recruiting astronauts.

This picture is by guest photographer Peter Parrott.


Gordon said...

Interesting post, Gerald. I followed your links; it seems space travel is within the grasp of everyday folks (with a big bank account!)

Jim said...

cool rocket. I want one for my vehicle.

Nikon said...

I like that shot :)
Congrats to the builder!

Gail's Man said...

NASA has these great machines for moving their rockets at 1 mile an hour. What does the UK use? The back of a van! And it's not even a Transit.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've seen this and others about for a while now Gerald.. the Rocket Man is again putting the area on the map for all the right reasons aswell.
Great links and I do like how you set it betwween the hall and farm... I never even thought of that.
I have yet to see Peter today but I know he will be honoured to have had the chance to display one of his pictures on HDP... Cheers
Have a great weekend what ever you do.

Jim said...


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