Rockets, mice and men

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.

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About Brian Lawrenson

Brian Lawrenson was born in Yorkshire, brought up in the seaside city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After hitch-hiking round UK and Europe in the 1960’s he met and married his New Zealand born wife, Jill, in London and migrated to Australia in 1968. Since then they have travelled to more than 70 countries.

Apart from travels in the Australia, including the Red Centre; they have explored New Zealand; visited the Islands of the Pacific; journeyed through the Middle East, across Central Asia and China; criss-crossed Canada and stayed in the remote Resolute Bay; discovered the beauty of over 20 states of the USA; exploring the Inca trails of South America and cruised round Cape Horn; and visited many of the countries of the Far East including Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

In 2013 Brian and Jill spent 5months travelling in Europe. Look for these titles in 2014.

Brian and Jill live in their favourite city, Sydney.

Brian Lawrenson is a traveller, writer, speaker and the author of Following Marco Polo’s Silk Road and 36 eBook titles for people that love to travel.

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