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Forget London; UK Looks to Scotland for Possible Spaceport

July 22, 2014 at 10:28 AM | by | ()

We usually turn our attention towards New Mexico when it comes to space travel and space tourism, as that’s where Virgin Galactic has been preparing and planning for the last few years. However, there’s another spot to add to your space race map; the United Kingdom have their own sky-high dreams and they're focusing them on Scotland.

It sounds like the British government is pretty darn interested in this whole space thing, and they might just be in the market to find some spots for spaceports of their very own. Right now Scotland tops the list, as well as under-utilized military airfields and, should all go according to plan, the first will be up and running by 2018. We just want to know who or what is planning to take advantage of these brand new spaceports.

The goal will be to score both commercial ventures as well as satellite launches, but who knows in which direction space tourism technology will trend. We guess if you build it they will come, so we’ll just wait and see what space racers like a good Scotch.

[Photo of a different spaceport: Ricardo Ricote Rodríguez]

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