The UK’s “New Space” company Reaction Engines has posted a new news item on its website for January with a picture of the company’s founder Alan Bond and employees at a NASA facility. The company reports that

There was considerable interest in SKYLON and many areas of possible cooperation are being explored further as a result.

The news item also reports that the UK company’s heat transfer technology trials begin next month and that work is well underway on the D1 configuration for the single stage to orbit spaceplane Skylon