This is the story of a unique and brave project that resulted in turning the world renowned defence laboratories of the United Kingdom into a successful international company. No other country has attempted anything so enterprising. But at the moment of fruition the project became hugely controversial. This is the inside story of the men and women who set off on this untrodden path to an unknown destination yet succeeded against the odds. It tells for the first time how the controversy which surrounded its culmination came about.