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UK space rocket revealed

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A huge new rocket prototype has gone on display in Salford. The Nova 2 will be used to flight-test safety equipment intended for a commercial launcher that would take fare-paying passengers on short, sub-orbital space trips early next decade.

Creator and Salford University academic Steve Bennett hopes 'Nova 2' will take paying passengers into space by 2013.

Nick Ravenscroft reports.

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