Thirty years on: The secret plot to kill Blue Streak

Hamer, M.
January 1992
New Scientist;1/4/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1802, p7
Reveals information on Europe's plans in 1961 to develop its own satellite launcher based on Britain's Blue Streak rocket, which were released recently. The United States' attempt to sabotage the European plans; Why Great Britain dropped out; France's success with the program.


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