Could Newquay Airport become UK’s first spaceport?

 

Thousands and thousands of people enjoy caravan holidays in Cornwall every year, but soon the county could be offering a different kind of escape...to space!

Newquay Airport, not far from Perran View Holiday Park, has been shortlisted as a possible site for the UK’s first commercial spaceport.

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The airport is the only English site being considered, with 6 from Scotland and another from Wales also on the shortlist.

Plans to build the spaceport were announced at Farnborough airshow and show ambitious signs of transforming the UK into a leading space nation.

The facility would house rockets and space planes to carry satellites, astronauts and even tourists into space – image that, Freddy in space, you might even be able to wave me off from our Cornwall holiday parks.

Newquay’s airport has a real chance of being chosen with its coastal location, unrestricted airspace and one of the UK’s longest runways – all attractive features.

 

The 8 shortlisted sites are:
Campbeltown Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Kinloss Barracks
RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Leuchars
Stornoway Airport
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Llanbedr Airport