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Animal Astronauts – The Space Races Unwitting Pioneers

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Reading Time: 6 minutesEveryone remembers Yuri Gagarin the first man in space but before his famous flight, there had been many more living space pioneers who didn’t really have any choice about being strapped into an experimental rocket. Animal Astronauts – The Space Race’s Unwitting Pioneers The tidal wave of propaganda generated by Sputnik …

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What Happened to the Giant Hovercraft SR-N4? – The Concorde of the Seas

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThey were once known as the ‘Concorde of the Seas’: mighty flying boats that ferried their passengers with speed and style. Hovercraft were a symbol of national innovation and represented the future of transport in the 20th Century. And yet, like the Concorde, the huge iconic ‘Mountbatten-class’ hovercraft that once …