I know, lets launch a car into space!

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Ok, lets face it, space shuttles are expensive. Very expensive. Wouldn't it be great if we could find a low cost alternative vehicle to launch into space, like, oh, I dunno, a Reliant Robin- one of those crappy little three wheel cars that have been mocked continuously from their release to present day. What do you suppose would happen if one were strapped onto the back of a scaled down shuttle launcher and blasted into the skies of northern england? Click the link to find out (skip to about 17:50 for the launch). Best waste of BBC money ever! :rofl:

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-8233566677302502582 [Broken]
 
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They nearly made it too!

The launch looked pretty perfect - just the failure to separate left me :cry:

British engineering at its finest! :approve:

e2a: they pulled most of the America one from youtube but this one stays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-1XVob2Xw:rofl:
 
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Was a lovely straight ascent until the boosters separated and the bolt failed. I think they should try again :smile:
 
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That was excellent! I love the humor.
 
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I was weeing myself all the way through this one. I thought the trip across the US was the best yet. Can't wait for Sunday night!
 
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seems like the link is not working :cry:

edit.. here are some currently working links:

part1: part2:

edit2... Just watched it, awesome :rofl:
 
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omg, you gotta be kidding me!!

I LOVE TOP GEAR!!
 
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:rofl: OMG THATS FUNNY!!!
 
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best programme ever.
 
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I missed the shuttle episode, but the one where they went to the US was hilarious! here's a short clip:
 
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LMAO that clip is hilarious. When is the next part of the US trip going to air?
 
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Hehehe... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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LMAO that clip is hilarious. When is the next part of the US trip going to air?
Its been aired fully but the BBC keep removing the program from places like youtube and google video because of copyright laws.
 
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