Icarus Down-under

Richard – “Bamboo Dick” – Pearse profiled in China Daily as New Zealand celebrates the centenary of his (world?) first flight. Says biographer Gordon Ogilvie; “He was an inventive phenomenon in a small community where farming was everything. If you couldn’t farm, you were an idiot. And yet he chose to do the unthinkable – to fly.” For the NZEdge profile on Pearse click here.


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Rocket Lab Welcomes Electron Back to Earth

Rocket Lab Welcomes Electron Back to Earth

In a major milestone, the New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab has successfully recovered an orbital-class rocket after parachuting it back to Earth from near-space – only the second company in…