Monthly Archives: July 2016


England’s SABRE Engine and Skylon Jet

By |July 16th, 2016|

For over half a century, commercial passenger jet travel has operated in the subsonic realm.  The British/French Concorde supersonic jet was the exception to this and it flew for 20 years before being retired. Boeing and Airbus never ventured into supersonic passenger flight, choosing to remain in the lucrative conventional jet technology market and production.

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BREXIT, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic

By |July 10th, 2016|

In the run up to the vote on June 23 by British citizens for their country to leave or remain in the European Union, the arguments for both were both well argued, and sometimes alarmist.  At the same time the facts for the leave side were maligned by some in the British press.  Sir Richard […]

From Star Trek to Personal Spaceflight

By |July 3rd, 2016|

“Space…the final frontier.  These are the voyages of the starship, Enterprise.  It’s five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!”

These were the introductory words of Capt. James T. Kirk, commander of the Enterprise at the start of every episode […]