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Unveiling of UK’s Biggest Ever Rocket Ship

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A Salford University academic with ambitious plans to send tourists into space by 2013 unveiled the UK’s largest ever space rocket on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. The project, sponsored in part by WEST SYSTEM’S UK Distributor, Wessex Resins &Adhesives Ltd., used WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy in the rocket casing and for fairing the body. Steve Bennett, who heads the University’s Space Technology Laboratory, presented his 58′ Nova 2 rocket at the University and discussed how his company, Starchaser Industries Ltd. (Starchaser) plans to launch it next year with the help of school children from across the UK. Continue reading