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Friday, May 05, 2006

Sweden Spaceport Business Forms to Lure Virgin

The Swedish Space Corporation, LVF, and the Ice Hotel are now putting together a consortium, Kiruna Spaceport, which will cooperate over space tourism and launch Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo to suborbital flights in 2010 from European soil.

The deal has been in the works for months with Sir Richard Branson who wants to make the Esrange launch pad in Kiruna one of its bases along with America's New Mexico's Southwest Regional Spaceport. The future of global spaceports was a recent topic of study.