Rockets, mice and men by Brian Lawrenson
Approx. 7,930 words.
Published on June 2, 2010.
This is the story of how a small white mouse named Mickey became one of the earliest contributors to the US Space Program.
It tells a largely untold story of how a group of young rocket enthusiasts in South Africa were at the cutting edge of rocket research and how they successfully fired over 500 liquid and solid fuel rockets, one of which reached the zone of lower earth orbit.