Glasgow residents were in for a surprise when a towering rocket made its appearance in the heart of the city.
This impressive 72-foot structure was spotted in George Square and has since been cordoned off for public safety. This isn’t just any rocket; it’s a replica of the LauncherOne, the renowned orbital launch vehicle by Virgin Orbit that conducted missions between 2021 and 2023.
The rocket’s presence in Glasgow is no accident. It’s a precursor to an upcoming event designed to spark interest in the vast and intriguing world of space exploration.
The “Space for Everyone” exhibition, organized by the UK Space Agency, is set to take place in Glasgow. This event promises an engaging and interactive insight into the space industry and its profound influence on our everyday lives. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a rocket launch experience through cutting-edge VR technology.
Mark your calendars, as this exhibition will grace George Square from September 21 to 25.
Due to the overwhelming response and turnout since its inaugural event in Southampton in June, additional dates and locations, including Wrexham, Glasgow, and Plymouth, have been added to the tour.
Matt Archer, the esteemed Launch Director at the UK Space Agency, expressed his enthusiasm: “The ‘Space for Everyone’ exhibition has surpassed our expectations. It’s heartening to see individuals, families, and schools come together, not just to witness a rocket model but to understand the pivotal role space plays in our lives. The UK’s space sector is at the forefront globally, and we’re on the lookout for diverse talents to join this exciting journey. Through events like these, we aim to ignite passion and inspire the future pioneers of the space industry.”