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Britain To Build First
Spaceport Outside America

Breitbart London [UK], by Andre Walker

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/16/2014 7:11:56 AM

Britain is to build the first spaceport outside of America by the year 2018, the government has announced. The facility will eventually enable tourists to take commercial flights to Australia in just two hours, but before that it will be used to launch British satellites. The government announced at Farnborough International Airshow that it has narrowed down the shortlist of sites to six in Scotland, one in Cornwall and one in Wales.[Snip] Space already makes the UK economy £11bn with everything from car navigation systems, to Sky TV to Satellite broadband for rural areas. Mr Cable said that this latest

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 7/16/2014 7:42:20 AM     (No. 9926843)

And what do you call the facility that the French/Europeans have in South America, or what the Russians use to launch people?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/16/2014 8:19:20 AM     (No. 9926884)

Midland,Tx. has received the tentative OK for a spaceport and is awaiting the decision of a Corpus Christi, Tx. location to be approved in conjunction with the Midland location. Strange this has not been reported. Of course, one small problem stands in the way for final approval by mid September from the FAA.........the prairie chicken. A so-called endangered species.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 7/16/2014 2:47:55 PM     (No. 9927464)

LOL!

The Branson-funded Spaceship Two system is a 100% US made system for suborbital tourist rides, and "Skylon" is a fictional (or is it vaporware?) system of "supersonic space planes". Any bets on the chances of Skylon EVER moving beyond the pages of Popular Science?

Has Britain EVER launched anything into even suborbital space on their own?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 7/16/2014 3:03:36 PM     (No. 9927480)

LOL!

The Branson-funded Spaceship Two system is a 100% US made system for suborbital tourist rides, and "Skylon" is a fictional (or is it vaporware?) system of "supersonic space planes". Any bets on the chances of Skylon EVER moving beyond the pages of Popular Science?

Has Britain EVER launched anything into even suborbital space on their own? Sadly, except for RR jet engines (themselves problematic), Britain mostly fell off of the aerospace technology wagon some time in the late 60s or early 70s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 7/16/2014 3:03:49 PM     (No. 9927481)

LOL!

The Branson-funded Spaceship Two system is a US made system for suborbital tourist rides, and "Skylon" is a fictional (or is it vaporware?) system of "supersonic space planes". Any bets on the chances of Skylon EVER moving beyond the pages of Popular Science?

Has Britain EVER launched anything into even suborbital space on their own? Sadly, except for RR jet engines (themselves problematic), Britain mostly fell off of the aerospace technology wagon some time in the late 60s or early 70s.

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