Group Hopes to Turn Machrihanish into Tourist Mecca With Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic ticketholders and staff members in front of WhiteKnightTwo.
Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic ticketholders and staff members in front of WhiteKnightTwo.

Sunday Herald and BBC pick up on For Argyll’s campaign to attract Virgin Galactic to Machrihanish
For Argyll

If Virgin Galactic did opt for Machrihanish as their UK Spaceport, imagine what that would mean for Argyll. Every run up to a launch; every batch of space tourists arriving for a panoramic view like no other and a brief shot of weightlessness; every launch, every return….

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Will Virgin Galactic Fly Out of Scotland’s Version of Area 51?

Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)
Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)

Some interesting news about Virgin Galactic’s efforts to launch space tourism in Scotland, courtesy of the Sunday Herald:

Based tales of UFOs, secretive government test sites, mysterious hangars and underground cities, it is a sales pitch that is literally out of this world. A group of industrious locals in Argyll have clubbed together to try and convince Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s new venture in space tourism, to turn the disused RAF base in Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre into its UK spaceport.

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