SNP calls for spaceport in Moray

SNP calls for spaceport in Moray

The Scottish National Party is calling for an RAF airbase in Moray to become the UK’s first commercial spaceport.

The party’s Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, wants Virgin Galactic to use RAF Lossiemouth in his constituency as a base for space tourism.

The base has already been identified by Virgin as a possible location for a commercial space enterprise.

“The prospect of space flight from Scotland is a serious and exciting one,” Mr Robertson said.

Virgin Galactic’s mothership, which will be used to launch tourists into space, took to the skies over California on Sunday, and the test flight was watched with interest in Moray.

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