Scottish Space Tourism Base Could Net UK Billions

MP’s delight at talks on potential for Moray space flights: No Serious Barriers to Scots Facility
The Press and Journal

Preliminary talks in London last night established no serious barriers to establishing a space-launch facility in the north-east, an MP claimed.

Moray SNP MP Angus Robertson was speaking after a meeting with Science Minister Lord Drayson and Ian Gibson, director of space technology and industrial policy at the British National Space Centre.

It followed a visit to Moray just before Christmas by Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn, who gave a presentation at Lossiemouth Town Hall on the future of commercial space flights.

It is understood that Britain could hope to secure 7% of international space tourism and commercial satellite launch business – worth £20billion globally – over the next decade.

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