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    Wonders of the Solar System has a great scene where he climbs to 18km or 60,000 feet in old money in a Lightning. Just awesome to watch... it'll be on iPlayer later - started at 9pm GMT.

    When are we going, Jon'?

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...hin_Blue_Line/

    For those who live in UK and need a link.

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    Mat that is a great show....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATG View Post
    Mat that is a great show....
    The opening five minutes with him in the Lightning were superb, and his enthusiasm for all things astronomical is certainly infectious. Liked the stuff on Titan too. Although I've always had a soft-spot for the Jovian moons myself... All these worlds are yours except Europa, etc, etc #SciFiGeek

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    I liked the geyser on one of the moons, ejecting water into space.
    Brian was at CERN, don't know if he still works there. He might be involved with the LHC.

    Horizon was good the other week as well, about the standard model for cosmology. Very interesting to see how the theory is adapted...

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    Typical thread from me. I intended to talk about the awesome English Electric Lightning, and instead we get dragged into comsmology and large Hardon Colliders [(C) The Telegraph]. Hey ho.



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    Freudian slip there Mat....
    Anyway's the Lightning is an awesome piece of aviation history. basically like riding a rocket, a cockpit on top of an engine.
    Clarkson put one on his front lawn..

    The programme gets repeated this week for those that missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremont125 View Post
    Wonders of the Solar System has a great scene where he climbs to 18km or 60,000 feet in old money in a Lightning. Just awesome to watch... it'll be on iPlayer later - started at 9pm GMT.

    When are we going, Jon'?

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    Ready when you are, Mat.

    There was a thread at the beginning of this year in which we set out our ambitions for this year. I had three main goals, one of which I have recently achieved - photos to follow - the second I am just about to embark upon and the third was flying in the Lightning at Thunder City.

    With that fatal crash at the end of last year and the airframe life fast expiring, this is one trip that can't wait indefinitely...

    Regards

    Jon'.

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