High Down Rocket Test Site on the Needles Headland,
the Isle of Wight, during the late 1950s. The facility was built and run by Saunders Roe, at the time developing the
Black Knight rocket - a technology tester for Blue Streak. Britain was, for a brief period in the late 1950s, a very real contestant in the Cold War’s space race. Black Knight flew 22 times from
the Woomera Test Facility in South Australia, every rocket first test run here, on the Isle of Wight, and every launch a success.