A recent report is claiming that Britain may be one of the first countries in the world to offer public space travel for tourists, news which comes after the announcement that the UK is planning the build several spaceport sites.
The UK spaceports will reportedly be built and ready for 2018, and will allow anyone to travel to space on their holidays, flying via one of Virgin Galactic’s $250,000 rides.
The details to the spaceports were revealed at the Farnborough Air Show, where it was announced that there are plans to build six spaceports in Scotland, which includes Campbeltown, Kinloss, Leuchars, Lossiemouth, Prestwick and Stornoway, and then more in Llanbedr in Wales and Newquay in England.
Currently there’s no UK price list for these trips, however the government has announced that they want the UK space industry to be worth £40 billion a year by 2030, and creating a total of 100,000 jobs.
Currently the industry is worth around £9 billion a year.
If we ever hear more about the build we will be sure to let you know.