Sir - In the article "Speaking frankly" (Flight International, 21-27 May, P36) Matra Marconi Space deputy chief executive and managing director Nick Franks, referring to the need for cheap access to space, says: "There has to be a revolution, and we have to find a new way of doing it."

The answer (or, rather, the bottom half of it) lies in the Letters page of that issue - the Antonov An-225 Mriya. What happened to the relatively low-cost Interim Hotol?

Alan Evans

Baldock, Hertfordshire, UK

Source: Flight International