Space tourists could soon be blasting off from Scotland - Quartz
The first commercial space flights from anywhere outside of the United States could be taking off from Scotland. The British government is planning to launch a port for commercial space flights by 2018, and six out of the eight potential sites in the UK are in Scotland.
(...) the spaceport would likely also facilitate rocket and satellite launches.
(...) The UK wants Sir Richard Branson to build the port in #Scotland (...) nine spaceports in the US built and designed specifically to ferry passengers back and forth for sub-orbital flights.
Alexander’s announcement comes just weeks before Scotland votes on whether to become an independent nation—and the fast-growing space sector is featuring in the economic debate.