"He had set his sights a little higher - at least in terms of altitude - and dreamed of going to space after replying to a notice board advert. Nasa was expanding its space exploration plans and needed scientists."
"According to the Home Office, he will "receive threat briefings to inform the UK's approach to preventing illegal migration"."
"But a few months into the course, at Houston's Johnson Space Centre, the former Cardiff High School pupil realised flying fast planes wasn't for him.
In August 1968, less than a year before man walked on the moon, he decided to leave the space agency."
""That includes working proactively at source before people set off on dangerous and unnecessary journeys."
"... like making a parachute out of thin sacks and jumping out of the bedroom window."