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The                       Animal magic                                  Win! Win!

          Forces'                       Musical youth                                 Tickets to
                                        return for
        favourite                       comic Baddiel                                 movie
             paper                      ● R'n'R p4-5                                   ● R'n'R p5                                       Friday March 8 2019

                                                                                                                                                No 1462 70p


                                             Quick on the draw

                                                     Cartoon legend Nick Newman
                                                       reveals his RAF family story                                   p18-19

                                  Space ace

      Honington ring
      night packs it

                                                                                                                                  Harrier vet

                                                                                                                                  blasts off

                                                                                                                                  with Virgin

      ● Sport p33


      Halton hits big                                                                                                             Staff Reporter
      with Badders                                                                                                                FORMER  RAF  Harrier  pilot
                                                                                                                                  David MacKay became the UK's
                                                                                                                                  first commercial astronaut when
                                                                                                                                  he flew into space at the helm of
                                                                                                                                  the Virgin space ship Unity.
                                                                                                                                    The 61-year-old Air Force
                                                                                                                                  veteran  piloted   billionaire
                                                                                                                                  businessman Richard Branson's
                                                                                                                                  machine to a height of nearly
                                                                                                                                  300,000  ft  after  taking  off  from
                                                                                                                                  the company's Californian base.
                                                                                                                                    During the flight the UK airman
                                                                                                                                  and his two crewmates, Michael
                                    BRITAIN'S TOP  airman Sir Stephen    He was joined by Marham station                          Masucci and astronaut instructor
                                    Hillier (pictured right) got a soaking from  commander Gp Capt Cab Townsend                   Beth Moses, experienced  several
                                    the Marham fire truck after landing back  (centre) and Sqn Ldr Chris Whitehead                minutes of weightlessness before
                                    at the Norfolk station following his final  who also took part in the aircraft's farewell     descending back down to earth.
      ● Sport p34                   flight on a Tornado GR4.           tour of the UK. ● See p7 for full story                    ● Continued on p3

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