just saw the episode of top gear where they were given the challenge to get the reliant robin car to fly like the space shuttle in 12 days.
i was amazed at the work that was done by the "rocket men", how they managed to build it so similar to the space shuttle, actually fly it, achieve srb separation.
pity the ET did not separate.
all in all, i loved the effort by that team of rocket guys.
(good bits start from 2:40)