Cosmic Girl - from California to Cornwall

Virgin Orbit, Sweden's contribution to space, and an interview with the world's first spacewalker...
15 October 2019
Presented by Sue Nelson, Richard Hollingham


Virgin Orbit


Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham visit Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne factory floor in Long Beach, California and Sue heads to Spaceport Cornwall, where Virgin Orbit plans to launch its small satellites from a modified Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl. Shahida Barick from SSC Space UK joins them in the studio to explain what Sweden has to offer the space industry and there’s a tribute to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, featuring an interview with the world’s first spacewalker and an exclusive extract from Audible’s The Space Race docudrama.


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