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First UK Spaceport location shortlist is revealed

15 July 2014 Last updated at 17:08 BST

The shortlist of locations has been revealed for the UK's first spaceport - a dedicated base for spaceplanes.

Eight sites across the UK have made the shortlist, six of which are in Scotland.

The base could be used by companies taking tourists into space, as well as to launch satellites.

The spaceport would be the first of its kind outside America and the government wants to have it up and running by 2018.