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(FILES) In a file picture taken on October 1, 2009 a BAE Systems plant is pictured in Warton near Preston, north-west England. British aerospace company BAE Systems on November 2, 2015 unveiled an investment in a new engine combining jet and rocket technologies -- part of a growing list of companies in the increasingly heated commercial space race. AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) In a file picture taken on October 1, 2009 a BAE Systems plant is pictured in Warton near Preston, north-west England. British aerospace company BAE Systems on November 2, 2015 unveiled an investment in a new engine combining jet and rocket technologies -- part of a growing list of companies in the increasingly heated commercial space race. AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images

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CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Reaction Engines' Mark Thomas about BAE System's recent investment and what the future holds for Reaction Engines.