UK Pols Enthused About Space Tourism in Scotland

Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)
Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)

Moray space flights bid is backed
The Press and Journal

Moray MP Angus Robertson and MSP Richard Lochhead held talks in Edinburgh yesterday in an effort to secure the use of RAF Lossiemouth for the ambitious project….

The two Moray politicians stressed the potential economic benefits from spin-off technology development when they met Finance Secretary John Swinney.

Mr Robertson said there was already a lot of interest in Moray.

“With test flights already under way the likelihood is these flights could be available in the next few years, so the chance to discuss the role the Scottish Government could potentially play in realising this goal was welcome,” he said.

“I have already spoken with the UK Science Minister Lord Drayson and Dr Ian Gibson of the British National Space Centre, who are positive about the future of space flight from Moray.”

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