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T minus 32 days 22 hours 49 minutes and counting...
at the time of posting :)
...until Jaguars, Go For Launch!



The National Space Centre in Leicester has six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, and is an "out of this world experience".



Admission, for adults (16+) is £17.95 booked in advance, which gives us access to all the Space Centre has to offer.

There is a concessionary saving of £2 for over 65s.

There is also a £4 car parking fee.

Open from 10am - 5pm.

I last visited in April 2012, and it is a fun place for anyone remotely interested in space.



I am staying on the Saturday night at a nearby Premier Inn (Leicester Braunstone). FlatCap and Stats are doing the same.

I have a birthday coming up in early February and this is just a birthday treat to myself to spend time with Jaguar buddies old and new.

There is a 400+ car park which opens from 9am, so it would be advisable to arrive before 10am to ensure we can park up together with ease :)

Jaguars Go For Launch
at the National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
Sunday 19th February 2023


As always, there is a list - a list with a few names on already...

LATEST LIST OF ATTENDEES
  1. MarkFY - Mark - XF X260 S 3.0D V6 (2017)
  2. Flatcap - Martyn & Janice - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003)
  3. Restorer - John - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2004)
  4. Super350 - Simon - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003)
  5. #steve - Steve - XJL X351 5.0 V8 Portfolio (2010)
  6. Villanova27 - Rob & Karen - XK 4.2 V8 Convertible (2006)
  7. Ashanti - Rich - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2006)




Jaaaaaags: 7
Non-Jags: 0
Attendees: 9

Distance Traveled, each way: 812 miles

Jag Stats:
  • 54 cylinders (avg of 7.7 cylinders)
  • 29 litres (avg of 4.1 litres)
  • 2596 BHP (avg of 371 BHP)
  • 35.624 metres bumper to bumper (equiv 24 four-legged jaguars or 3.2 Routemaster buses)
  • 2007 average registration year
  • 5 XJ
  • 1 XK/R
  • 1 XF
  • 0 X-TYPE
  • 0 S-TYPE
... and a website :)


... and a map

 

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Looks like I'll be good for launch on this one as well.
 

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Excellent choice. Highly recommended even for non-space nerds!
 
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Just booked for Premier Inn, Leicester (Braunstone) on the Saturday (18th Feb) night. FlatCap and Stats have also booked.
 

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Excellent choice. Highly recommended even for non-space nerds!
I took my parents there back in 2012 and they were both fascinated and having a go at everything you could have a go on!
 

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I've been meaning to go here for years, and every time I drive past it I decide again that I have to go. But sorry, I'm busy in February.
 

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There is also a pumping station in town.
 

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OK, you've got me. I am indeed 1990s computer gaming leg-end Commander Jades. This event looks really cool.

I have checked my team's Holiday Sheet and we already have two off on Monday the 20th so I would have to travel back home on the Sunday. I don't think I'm doing anything on the Saturday so could travel down then without using any of my remaining five days of holiday.

I will have a think.
 

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OK, you've got me. I am indeed 1990s computer gaming leg-end Commander Jades. This event looks really cool.

I have checked my team's Holiday Sheet and we already have two off on Monday the 20th so I would have to travel back home on the Sunday. I don't think I'm doing anything on the Saturday so could travel down then without using any of my remaining five days of holiday.

I will have a think.
Sounds like a jolly good plan Commander Jades!
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T minus 30 days 23 hours 58 minutes and counting...

at the time of posting :)
...until Jaguars, Go For Launch!

Looking forward to our next 'away day', with a lovely group of people.

LATEST LIST OF ATTENDEES
  1. MarkFY - Mark - XF X260 S 3.0D V6 (2017) 🛏
  2. Flatcap - Martyn & Janice - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003) 🛏
  3. Restorer - John - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2004) 🛏
  4. Super350 - Simon - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003)
  5. #steve - Steve - XJL X351 5.0 V8 Portfolio (2010)
  6. Villanova27 - Rob & Karen - XK 4.2 V8 Convertible (2006)
  7. Ashanti - Rich - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2006)


🛏 indicates hotel booked for Saturday night

If anyone wants to join us and stay over at the hotel on the Saturday night... This is where we are staying...

 
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LATEST LIST OF ATTENDEES
  1. MarkFY - Mark - XF X260 S 3.0D V6 (2017) 🛌
  2. Flatcap - Martyn & Janice - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003) 🛌
  3. Restorer - John - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2004) 🛌
  4. Super350 - Simon - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003)
  5. #steve - Steve - XJL X351 5.0 V8 Portfolio (2010)
  6. Villanova27 - Rob & Karen - XK 4.2 V8 Convertible (2006)
  7. Ashanti - Rich - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2006)
  8. Mean Mr Mustard - Phil & Jackie - XJ X351 3.0D Prem Lux SWB (2010)

🛌 indicates hotel booked for Saturday night
 

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T minus 29 days 18 hours 58 minutes and counting...

at the time of posting :)
...until Jaguars, Go For Launch!

Looking forward to our next 'away day', with a lovely group of people.

LATEST LIST OF ATTENDEES
  1. MarkFY - Mark - XF X260 S 3.0D V6 (2017) 🛏
  2. Flatcap - Martyn & Janice - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003) 🛏
  3. Restorer - John - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2004) 🛏
  4. Super350 - Simon - XJ X350 Super V8 SWB (2003)
  5. #steve - Steve - XJL X351 5.0 V8 Portfolio (2010)
  6. Villanova27 - Rob & Karen - XK 4.2 V8 Convertible (2006)
  7. Ashanti - Rich - XJ X350 Super V8 LWB (2006)
  8. Mean Mr Mustard - Phil & Jackie - XJ X351 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury (2010)





🛏 indicates hotel booked for Saturday night

Jaaaaaags: 8
Non-Jags: 0
Attendees: 11

Distance Traveled, each way: 856 miles

Jag Stats:
  • 60 cylinders (avg of 7.5 cylinders)
  • 32 litres (avg of 4 litres)
  • 2871 BHP (avg of 359 BHP)
  • 40.754 metres bumper to bumper (equiv 27 four-legged jaguars or 3.6 Routemaster buses)
  • 2007 average registration year
  • 6 XJ
  • 1 XK/R
  • 1 XF
  • 0 X-TYPE
  • 0 S-TYPE
If anyone wants to join us and stay over at the hotel on the Saturday night... This is where we are staying...


 

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Space Centre 43 miles from Chateau Moutarde, which is 10 miles south of Peterborough.
No prizes for nearest I'm afraid :ROFLMAO:

But I've taken the hint and updated the map to be a bit 'closer' :)
 
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