We are very excited because the space race is on… Today, Virgin Orbit’s Start Me Up mission will be a mission of many firsts: the first orbital launch from the United Kingdom; the first international launch for Virgin Orbit; and the first commercial launch from western Europe; launching the first Omani satellite; the first satellite built in Wales; and more. These firsts are exciting in and of themselves, but each of them is also the first of what we hope and expect to be many. Some children will have seen the Newsround feature about the mission. Due to this being the first from the UK we see this as a historical moment. Therefore, we will be following up on this in Assembly tomorrow.

9th January 2023
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