This statue is dedicated to the early pioneers of space. It can be found at the United Kingdoms National Space Centre in Leicester
The plaque on the statue says
"On 2 June 1965 Ed White became the first American to conduct a space walk, three months after Alexei Leonov had achieved the feat for the Soviet Union. He used a hand-held propulsion unit and a tether to move around outside the Gemini IV space capsule as it travelled around the Earth at 17,500mph. He returned home a hero.
Eighten months later he and his collegues, Virgil "Gus" Grissom and ROger Chaffee, died in the fire on the launch pad whilst training for Apollo 1 mission.
Space is a difficult place to get to and a dangerous place to be. The National Space Centre salutes the bravery of the early pioneers and all those who have since travelled, lived and worked in space"
National Space Centre 30 June 2011"
Canon Digital Rebel, EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO: 100, f/3.5, 1/100s
216/ 365 in 2011 (Photo-a-Day #1501)
Hackney Canal in Infra-Red. This is near a secure area leading to the Olympic site
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Nottingham's famous Mortimers Hole.
Formed 230 million years ago from Bunter Pebble bed this bluff of rock spreads underneath the city of Nottingham and up into northern Nottinghamshire. Below the city are over 400 caves that have been used over the centuries for various purposes including dwellings, brewery, maltings and tanning. Within this tip of an unusual area of rock is a tunnel that lead to the castle above The tunnel was used by Edward III in 1329 to seize control of his rightful place on the throne of England from his regent mother Queen Isabella and her lover, Roger Lord Mortimer.
Built into the side of the rock is the School Room and Toy Shop area of the Museum of Nottingham History at the Brewhouse Yard