Prospero and Black Arrow | An Introduction from the Science Museum, with Doug Millard

Date: 28 October 2021

Time: 10:45-11:30

Location: Crowdcast

This event is part our Prospero and Black Arrow 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Black Arrow: an introduction from the Science Museum with Doug Millard, Deputy Keeper, Technologies & Engineering, The Science Museum

In 2000 Doug Millard grew to love Black Arrow R3 when working with Jim Scragg’s team, formerly of Saunders-Roe/British Hovercraft Corporation, on R4’s suspension in the space gallery. A small book tracing the evolution of the rocket’s Gamma engines through various engines in the Museum’s collections was the result. Following a short tour of the exhibits in the Space Gallery, Doug will introduce the Black Arrow programme and the politics behind its cancellation. Doug Millard is Deputy Keeper, Technologies & Engineering, often abbreviated to ‘space curator’.  He has worked with the Museum’s space and other collections for over 25 years. In 2015 he was Chief Curator for the ‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’ exhibition, and the following year curated the acquisition by the Museum of the Soyuz TMA-19M decent module, as used by Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra and Tim Peake to travel to the ISS and back. In 2018 he curated the BepiColombo STM (Structural Thermal Model) display, which was seen by over 3 million visitors.