Friday, 1 April 2011
If David Willetts' plans to address the issue of the complicated and limiting rules relating to space flights in the UK come to fruition then we could soon see the construction of 'Spaceport UK' along the lines of 'Spaceport America' in New Mexico.
He suggests that sites such as RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland could make an ideal spaceport location for 'spacelines' such as Sir Richard Branson's 'Virgin Galactic'.
Instead of breakfast in London and a beer and a barbie on Bondi Beach (as we postulated in our recent blog) perhaps it's more likely to be porridge oats for breakfast in Moray and a tequila and tortillas in New Mexico!
Posted by Tom Warsop at 11:19