Speaking in Edinburgh this week, Virgin Galactic chief Will Whitehorn predicted that space flights could begin from his native Scotland within five to six years, The Scotsman reports:
“Mr Whitehorn said space flights from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray in 2013-14 could follow the first Virgin Galactic trips from New Mexico in two years’ time. Test flights from the Mojave Desert on the US west coast begin in two weeks.”
Whitehorn also urged Scottish tourism officials to use the weakened British pound to boost visitors from America and Japan. It will be interesting to see where the currencies are when Virigin Galactic is flying tourism flights from both New Mexico and Scotland.