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MAR 04, 2015 - Mashable

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UK narrows down list of locations for first spaceport

LONDON — Plans for the UK's first spaceport have taken a big step forward A government revealed on Tuesday a shortlist of locations, with sites in England, Wales and Scotland under consideration See also: Rosetta beams back more incredible comet photos Campbeltown, Glasgow Prestwick and Stornoway in Scotland all made the list, as well as Newquay in England and Llanbedr ...

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MAR 03, 2015 - Business Insider

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Europe's first commercial spaceport could be in Wales

The UK government has drawn up a shortlist of locations for a commercial spaceport for Europe. The Department of Transport (DfT) announced on Tuesday plans to deliver the country's first hub for public space travel "moved a step forward" after three months of consultations. In the report, the government confirms "widespread support" for the project, which it says "paves the ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Gizmodo

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Beijing's new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates:Read more...

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FEB 13, 2015 - Engadget

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Virgin Galactic reveals where it'll build its satellite-launching rockets

Richard Branson's not just into space tourism -- there's also LauncherOne, which delivers satellites into orbit after being dropped from a "mothership" aircraft. Virgin Galactic says that the rocket will be built a mere 30 minutes from Los Angeles at...

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FEB 13, 2015 - SlashGear

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Virgin Galactic’s launch spot will be a former Boeing facility

For the past few months, SpaceX and its launches, and its landings, have been the focus of many rocket science and space travel news, but it is hardly the only game in town. It's rival Virgin Galactic will soon be entering the news again once it starts the construction of what would be its future launching pad. The company has ...

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