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El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A

LOHAN's massive box thuds down in the Mile High City

At last - ROCKETS for the rocket ship

Actually it's even better, because we've finally got our hands on the Vulture 2's rocket motor reloads. Long-term LOHAN fans will recall the horrific tale of Spain's Ministry of Obstruction and comedy EU cock-up which scuppered any chances of getting the required Cesaroni P54-3G J140-P White Longburns in Europe.

Well, we don't care any more because we now have two of 'em, legally acquired Stateside and ready for action. Here's David Patterson at Apogee Rockets in Colorado Springs last week, brandishing some serious APCP:

David Patterson at Apogee Rockets

David at Apogee Rockets

An agreeable moment indeed. In case you're wondering just what is the relationship between David and Jeff, which has allowed us to store our kit in Denver, we should explain that Edge Research has office space cadged off of Mass Transit:

David at the Edge Research office in Denver

It's a happy relationship, and obviously bloody handy for us, because we now have pretty well all the LOHAN kit across the Pond, and poised for action. Accordingly, we raise the traditional pint or two to all those concerned. Cheers. ®

The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator, sponsored by...

  • EXASOL logo
  • Pulse_Eight
  • SecQuest logo
  • Lucidica logo
  • NXT logo

...and with the invaluable support of...

  • Edge Research Laboratory logo
  • Space Graphic Solutions logo
  • 3D Robotics logo
  • 3T RPD logo
  • University of Southampton logo
  • Applied Vacuum Engineering logo
  • Escher Technologies
  • Flashpoint Fireworks logo
  • HAB Supplies logo
  • Rock 7 logo
  • Random Engineering logo

More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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