|The rocket that exploded at the Manchester Interplanetary Society March 1937|
meeting being shown off by its maker, Bill Heeley. The two gents on the far right expressed interest in membership, but proved to be plain clothes detectives...
After reading those articles, I quickly ran into a TRF post that provides a link to a BBC news article: Lebanon’s forgotten space programme. This details the activities of the Lebanese Rocket Society, a science club from a university in Beirut. The effort, which began as a group of amateurs building rockets from paper tubes and metal piping, eventually came under control of the Lebanese military. Evidently there is also a film, which may make it's way to the net (?)
|Cedar III launched in 1962 (Credit: Manoug Manougian.)|