Stornoway in Scotland wants to be the UK’s first Spaceport

Scotland could soon become home to the UK’s first spaceport, according to wildly optimistic plans unveiled by councillors from the Western Isles. Yes, that’s the part of Scotland that’s hard to get to and is a million miles from basically everywhere. STV reports that Stornaway Airport could soon become a Spaceport, which could be capable of receiving both horizontal and vertical take-off vehicles. It could be ready by 2018. This follows a call from the UK government for bids to host Britain’s first foray into space launches, with other touted…

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