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Cornwall in prime position for UK space industry

Newquay Airport has been unveiled as the only site in England thought suitable to become a hub for the UK space industry.

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Newquay could be site of new spaceport

Cornwall could be the site of a new multi billion pound spaceport to launch satellites and rockets carrying passengers into space.

Newquay Airport is the only site in England to match the proposed criteria for a spaceport, with other sites identified in Wales and Scotland. The Government is hoping to decide on a location by next year and have it up and running by 2018.

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