Exciting news for Cornwall this week!
It was announced that the Spaceport Cornwall facility based at Newquay Airport, had reached an agreement with Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit.
Initially it will mean that just satellites will be launched from the site, so there’ll be no vertical rockets shooting up into the sky from Newquay just yet, or buildings going up or for space tourism.
However, it is hoped that the Spaceport could eventually host tourist flights into space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
The agreement aims to have the first three launches being made in 2021, making the facility the horizontal launch spaceport for the UK. A vertical spaceport will be located in Scotland.