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Britain set to build spaceport that could cut flight from Cornwall to Australia for 90 minutes only

The European Apace Agency has confirmed that they are forming up new rules for its first spaceport that would allow company to operate sub-orbital flights. This would mean that public would be able to experience rocket trips to zero gravity and could be able to get the fastest trip from the UK to Australia in just 90 minutes only. 

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The spaceport plan, which has an initial funding of £20million has so far been proposed to be built in Cornwall.

It is “incredibly important” for us to lead the way in space tourism, 47-year-old British astronaut Tim Peake as quoted in the Mirror report.

“For Britain to be the first spaceport in Europe to be able to offer that service because we have the legislation in place, because we’ve sorted out our infrastructure, that will be huge,” He added.

Richarrd Branson's Virgin Orbit company has signed as agreement to use Spaceport Cornwall as the European launch site for its LauncherOne System and cosmic Girl aircraft.

This will be used to launch small satellites into space. The system is currently undergoing testing in the US with a view to launch flights from Cornwall in the early 2020s.

Richard Branson’s company plans horizontal launches while rivals intend to take tourists to space by rocket.

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