Spaceport could be in Scotland

Last updated at 14:56
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The north of Scotland is being considered as a possible base for a European spaceport.

Supporters say the base could be used by companies taking tourists into space, as well as launching satellites.

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Space tourism is moving closer to becoming a reality, with Virgin Galactic's maiden flight due to depart from New Mexico in early 2014.

A spaceport could also save UK space businesses money as they could launch from Scotland rather than elsewhere.