UK Space Agency’s digital goof: Plans Asteroid avoidance using Yorkshire Fencing Company!?

September 21, 2010

It’s been in the news UK now has its very own Space Agency.It’s a serious business and cost 40 million pounds to set up and has 230 million in funds. So how will they prevent disaster and stop asteroids (or NEO’s)? Turns out a small Yorkshire fencing company is the solution (although they probably have no idea about it yet).

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http://www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk/Discovering-Space/Our-Solar-System/8037.aspx

The UK Space Agency links directly to the SPACEGUARD CENTRE that will save us all if there is a problem. (original page here).

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Welcome to Spaceguard, protector of the earth and asteroid attacks. Yep, they sell fences in Yorkshire…

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Obviously this is a mistake. Rather an amusing one though…
We think they probably meant to send people to this site http://www.spaceguarduk.com/ not this one http://www.spaceguard.co.uk/

Conclusion:
Digital Marketing Lesson #276: Always check your Hyperlinks 🙂


Top Gear Viral Game Robin Reliant Rocket Car

October 21, 2008

Cool new game on the Top Gear website: (here). Remember the episode where they launched the Robin Reliant (see below video) into space …kinda?

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Best score in here around 350,000 metres… after about 5 mins
Post your scores in the comments 🙂

Tip: hold down your arrow keys to play.
Apparently you have to land it too… (not managed this yet).