Aired Thursday June 17, 11:45pm - 12:15amon BBC Four HD

The Sky at Night

Space Boom Britain

Britain's space industry is booming. According to UK Space Agency, its annual income now stands at £16.4bn, and it employs over 45,000 people. Britain has always been a leader in the world's aerospace industries. Airbus's huge manufacturing plant in Stevenage was originally owned by de Havilland, where they made `Blue Streak', Britain's intercontinental ballistic missile which became part of the ESA's `Europa' rocket.

Documentary / Educational / Science
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Christopher LintottHost
  • Maggie Aderin-PocockHost
  • Pete LawrenceHost