back to article Vulture 2 spaceplane tumbles onto BBC World Service

We invite Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) fans to stick the kettle on, make a nice cuppa and enjoy a recent interview myself and Vulture 2 rocket motor wrangler Paul "Lord Shax" Shackleton did with Gareth Mitchell for the BBC World Service's Click. Good stuff, and we'd like to add that the Southampton Uni design …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Any idea of the expected launch month/year yet?


    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Still waiting on the FAA. Sigh.

      1. Blofeld's Cat

        "Still waiting on the FAA. Sigh."

        You could always launch another KickStarter to build that Spanish explosives factory...

        1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

          It's a very tempting idea.

  2. Colin Miller

    old news?

    Wasn't it click at stupid o'clock about 1 week ago?

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: old news?

      First I heard of it was today. You'll excuse us for not having a entire world's media monitoring team working 24/7.

      1. ukgnome Silver badge

        Re: old news?

        yes, but it's downloadable as a podcast

        You need to download the 11 Nov 14 one (the most recent)

  3. squigbobble

    Read the Welt article...

    ...don't recall Vulture One being rocket powered.

  4. Evil Auditor Silver badge

    Die Welt

    "Unsere Rakete ist schon flugfähig, anders als die von Richard Branson", sagt Lester Haines

    How true...

  5. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Avionics pod?????

    Shirly that's an Avionics Podule?

    Admittadly Lester did pause (enough to be called out on it in Just A Minute, the game we love to play), possibly as the brain churned over rapidly to make a snap decision on whether the listeners would understand what a podule is. Sadly he went with pod instead of podule.

  6. CmdrX3

    I hope you dropped a mention to Exasol at some point... and you really should have some sponsor badges on your boffin coat.

  7. WillbeIT

    Watched as instructed

    But with a lovely Pale Ale. Nice work Lester!

  8. Huntsman


    Good work with the pipe action too, smashing.

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