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Moray MP: What You Talkin’ About, Willie?

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
November 9, 2009
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MP ‘mystified’ by comments about UK space flights
The Press and Journal

Moray MP Angus Robertson last night said he was “mystified” by Virgin Galactic’s claims that British laws must be changed before Moray can be considered as Europe’s international space station base.

The company plans to offer space tourism flights to the paying public within five years and Lossiemouth’s RAF base is their first UK choice as a spaceport.

Virgin Galactic’s president Will Whitehorn this weekend warned Britain “has no legislation to allow us to fly here – there is no regulatory authority”.

He confirmed locations in Sweden were also being considered as bases for Virgin’s European operations.

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