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Llanbedr joins race to become the UK's first spaceport

16 July 2014 Last updated at 13:25 BST

A shortlist of eight locations around Britain that could be the site for the country's first spaceport has been announced.

Llanbedr, Gwynedd, joins six possible bases in Scotland and one in England.

So what could clinch the deal for Llanbedr?

Prof Paul Roche, professor of astronomy at the University of South Wales, spoke to Mai Davies.

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