Recently, I gave RCAF Wing Commander Phineas Messmer authority to build a fleet of rockets for the Air Force. I've also given him permission to create a new organisation dedicated to the exploration of aether-space.
Our first mission will be a Journey to the Moon with a safe return to Caledon.
We intend to open diplomatic and trade relations with the Lunarians of the Moon before Antiquity and New Babbage make their first contact.
Professor Messmer will create a unique program replete with rocket pilot training that will give these special flyers the skills they need for a challenging and adventurous Moon-Flight.
Below are photographs of my tour and inspection of Professor Messmer's Rocket Production Facility in Caledon Penzance.
No these are not giant pencils!