Blue Streak Rocket Photograph

Whole Object Name

Blue Streak Rocket Photograph

Collection

Rockets

Description

An image of the propulsion bay of a British Blue Streak rocket.

This photo belonged to Cyril Albert Knight, known to friends as Bill. Bill worked for W. Watson and Sons Ltd - based in Barnet in Hertfordshire, specialists in optical instruments. Watson and Sons were involved in the missile guidance for Blue Streak. Optical instruments were used to help calibrate the rocket's guidance system.

The photo was taken at Spadeadam, in Cumbria, used to test Blue Streak rockets before they were shipped to Woomera, Australia for launching.

Object number

2019-3
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