Lossiemouth Promoted as UK Space Tourism Base

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

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The Press and Journal

Science Minister Lord Drayson has been urged to include the possibility of Lossiemouth becoming a spaceport in pursuing his policy of increasing the UK’s share of the space technology market.

The plea has been delivered by Moray SNP MP Angus Robertson following publication of the government’s Space Innovation and Growth Strategy for the next two decades.

The document sets out the aim to “firmly establish the UK as one of the world’s leading space nations” and details the changes in the business environment to see this happen.

The paper was referring to the UK’s acknowledged expertise designing satellites.

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