posted on May, 27 2006 @ 11:18 PM
In the early 70's British Rail submitted a patent for a nuclear-powered flying saucer. While the sources listed state that this type of propulsion
still has not been invented the story does show British Rail's interest in pursuing space travel as a means of business as far back as the 70's.
LONDON — Ladies and gentlemen, because of signaling problems in the Venus area, and the wrong kind of asteroid on the line at Jupiter, the 11:27
for Uranus is running approximately 3½ light-years behind.
Back in the distant days of nationalized railways, when they should have been concentrating on congestion at Crewe and uncurling their on-board
sandwiches, the members of the British Railways Board were busy filing a patent for a spaceship.
Deep in the archives of the European Patent Office, researchers have found evidence that in the early 1970s railway chiefs envisaged an era beyond
slam doors and tilting trains — they registered a design for a nuclear-powered flying saucer.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
While sources within the article write this off as just "fanciful" immagination I suspect there might be more to it than meets the eye.
The implications of a nuclear-based flying saucer on military and space-based applications are endless.
Even if British Rail was allowed to develop these concepts why would the Governments of the UK and the US allow for a private company to proceed down
this road if their respective militaries and space programs had nothing that could possibly match the flying/speed characteristics of such a craft?
[edit on 27-5-2006 by Low Orbit]
[edit on 4-6-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]