Final Skylark rocket takes off

Posted on Tuesday, May 03 2005 @ 0:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists today launched the 441st and last Skylark rocket into space. The rocket was fired from Sweden, 47 years after the first Skylark mission took off in Australia.
"It was the first British rocket of any importance to go into space," he told Reuters from Sweden after watching the final Skylark soar upwards.
Since then the Skylark rockets have mainly been used to study the effects of a gravity-free atmosphere on many objects, ranging from crystals to frogs' eggs. More info about the Skylark rockets at ABC News

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