UK Government Science and Universities Minister David Willetts (L) with Alan Bond from Reaction Engines Ltd

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UK Government Science and Universities Minister David Willetts (L) with Alan Bond from Reaction Engines Ltd at the UK Space Conference in Glasgow, Tuesday 16th July 2013. Culham-based Reaction Engines in the UK has received £60m government funding for its revolutionary Sabre rocket engine that could see an aircraft fly passengers to Australia in just four-and-a-half hours. Alan Bond, the founder of Reaction Engines, based in Culham, Oxfordshire said the engine could power its 3,500mph 'Skylon' aircraft, which would also be capable of carrying people and payloads into low earth orbit.
Location: UK Space Conference, Glasgow

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