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It's been confirmed that Newquay Airport is one of eight sites shortlisted to be Britain's first spaceport.
Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill announced today that it's one of the only sites in England to match the strict criteria. A decision on the final location will be made by next year.
It's due to open in 2018 and will be used to launch tourists and commercial satellites into space.
Newquay Airport has been unveiled as the only site in England thought suitable for commercial space travel. It has one of the UK's longest runways and is already home to an Enterprise Zone.
Francesca Carpenter reports:
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.
Cornwall could be the site for a new spaceport to launch satellites and rockets carrying passengers into space.
A report in today's Sunday Times says land near Goonhilly is one of two possible places in the West of the county being considered by the Government for the UK's first commercial space facility.
Science Minister David Willetts hopes the new station could be running by 2018 as part of the £11 billion space industry.
More details are expected to be announced on Tuesday.
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Westcountry MP Andrew George has criticised the government for how it has handled approving funds for a new space research centre at Goonhilly in Cornwall. The project is still waiting to hear whether it can secure funding.