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Lebanonís forgotten space programme


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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

Lebanon's forgotten space programme


www.bbc.co.uk said:

During the 1960s, the US and the Soviet Union competed for supremacy in space. But there was another contestant in the race - the Lebanese Rocket Society, a science club from a university in Beirut and the subject of a recently released film.

"My vision was to explore space - Lebanon could have done that."

Manoug Manougian's boast may sound unlikely, but 50 years ago he and a group of students found themselves as space pioneers of the Arab world. Despite a shoestring budget, they developed a rocket capable of reaching the edge of space.

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Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 22 November 2013 - 04:46 PM.
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