MP â€˜mystifiedâ€™ by comments about UK space flights
The Press and Journal
Moray MP Angus Robertson last night said he was â€œmystifiedâ€ by Virgin Galacticâ€™s claims that British laws must be changed before Moray can be considered as Europeâ€™s international space station base.
The company plans to offer space tourism flights to the paying public within five years and Lossiemouthâ€™s RAF base is their first UK choice as a spaceport.
Virgin Galacticâ€™s president Will Whitehorn this weekend warned Britain â€œhas no legislation to allow us to fly here â€“ there is no regulatory authorityâ€.
He confirmed locations in Sweden were also being considered as bases for Virgin’s European operations.
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