Could Scotland be the base for a UK spaceport?

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Scotland could be base for spaceport

The UK's first dedicated base for spaceplanes could be in Scotland, according to new government plans.

A shortlist of eight sites have been drawn up and Scotland has six of the potential locations.

The government hope to have the UK spaceport functioning by 2018.

It would be the first of its kind outside of the US.

Yes campaigners who want an independent Scotland say independence would be good for the Scottish space industry.