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Thursday, 12 March 2020


  The first Blue Streak rocket called Red 1, re my book 'The Prisoner Dusted Down, is being prepared for its journey, to be transported to the village on a Scammell Highwayman transporter. Red 1 in its underground silo prior to its launch.           The rocket is prepared for launching by scientists and technicians in protective white robes. A four man crew has been selected from village personnel. Then at T-minus 14 minutes something goes wrong. Technicians are attacked, security guards are overpowered. Fuel is suddenly injected into the rocket. No.1 is lost. Maximum held is set at 2. Guidance is set at high, boost set, and countdown is switched on. The three crewmen abandon the rocket, with No.1 accidentally trapped in the nose cone of the rocket. An evacuation of the village is implemented as the clock counts down. The rocket blasts off out of its silo with a rocket, its two Rolls-Royce RZ.2 rocket motors generating a thrust of 68,000 kg. Having achieved a high orbit around the Earth, eventually the orbit deteriorates and the rocket, uncontrolled, re-enters Earth’s atmosphere. Surviving the tremendous heat caused by friction, the rocket finally impacts with the ground. There is concern for No.1 by the ground crew as he has not been seen since the rocket blasted off.

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