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U.K. plans to build spaceport

Tourists will soon have more than one option when deciding where to begin their journey to space. This week, the UK Space Agency announced its plan to build a spaceport by 2018. Of the eight potential building sites, six are located in regions in Scotland where air traffic is low. In the United States, the only launch site now built to handle and carry customers to space is Spaceport America in New Mexico, Mashable reports.

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