Spaceport announcement a 'momentous occasion'

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has hailed the Government's move to potentially build the UK's first spaceport.

Sir Richard, who is planning to get paying passengers into orbit, told ITV News that it was a "brave" plan and that it was "tremendous news for Britain going forward".

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