Dramatic pictures are emerging of a new space mission apparently targeted at the moon. At the secret high-altitude launch site our cameras have exclusive access to the new rocket system as it is being developed.
The lunch site has been chosen so that the rocket is carefully aimed at the moon from lift off onwards.
Aiming at the moon
Here we see the all important nose cone developing against a backdrop of distant peaks and troughs
As engineering continues to work on last minute adjustments to the crew capsule …
Engineering in the Main Cabin
… the crew takes a moment to relax on the newly built launch tower during the rigorous training and selection procedures
Happy crew on the launch tower
We are told that moon juice will be collected via this retractable arm – now being re-programmed for low gravity cheese. The amount of R.AN.DEE (Ranting All Night & Day Endlessly) that has gone into this new exploration system is sure to excite fellow space-fans – it is clearly in-excess of anything seen before in such a mission.
The crew decide they want to see where they are going so aerodynamic potholes are added to the cabin
Portholes to aid navigation in space
An early morning test firing of the rockets leaves no doubt as to the tremendous cheese-melting thrust the newly developed power system will generate
Cheese melting thrust
Now all we need to know is whose shirts they will wear….
At the height of 7200ft, 2200m we get to be above the clouds and in the clouds!
Early Morning Fog over Troutbeck Lake, Zimbabwe
Early morning view from the garden down to Troutbeck lake.
From Hornbydale Looking East to Mozambique
Looking east towards Mozambique – see outline of mountain right of centre
Hornbydale Front Lawn
Megan and Leo wait on the lawn to see if the cloud makes it up to Hornbydale from Mozambique.
Above the Clouds, Hornbydale, Zimbabwe