Britain's Sputnik

Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea.

Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik.

Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.

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Roland Pease recalls ZETA, a nuclear energy project unveiled in 1958 by British scientists

Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea. Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik. Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.

Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea. Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik. Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.