A mention of Great Mercury Island grabbed my attention in a news item this morning.
I spent a school -year there supervising the correspondence lessons of the manager’s children 30 years ago.
But what’s happening there today is of far greater importance than that – a New Zealand designed and built rocket is being launched in to space.
Rocket Lab is launching Atea-1, a two-stage sub-orbital vehicle capable of carrying payloads of 2 kg up to 120 km altitude, from Great Mercury.
* Is that his real name or did he change it to fit his business?