§ 23. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
asked the Minister of Supply if he will make a statement regarding the trial at Woomera of the rocket Black Knight.
§ The Minister of Supply (Mr. Aubrey Jones)
Black Knight is a test vehicle designed for various aspects of high altitude research, including the problem of re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. A programme of firings over the next two or three years is planned, depending on the progress made. Two firings have so far taken place; both have been successful, the heights reached being respectively 300 and 350 miles.
§ Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
Are we to conclude from that reply that the Woomera Range is proving very satisfactory for this type of test?