United Kingdom plans first spaceport for 2018
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Britain plans to have its first spaceport built and in operation by 2018, allowing companies like Virgin Galactic to begin launching space-tourism flights from right within the country, reports the Guardian. The plans will be formally announced by the British government on Tuesday, at which point it will detail the eight locations that are currently under consideration for where the spaceport will go. According to the Guardian, locations are speculated to include Bristol, Norfolk, the north of Scotland, and the Outer Hebrides.