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Arctic to Become Next Gateway to Space?

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Arctic to Become Next Gateway to Space?



Discovery News said:

Sweden's small Arctic town of Kiruna has a surprisingly international airport with regular flights to London and Tokyo, but it has even bigger plans: to offer commercial space flights.

Spaceport Sweden, a company founded in 2007, hopes to be able to provide the first flights within a decade from Kiruna's airport.

"We're working on establishing commercial flights from Sweden to space for tourism and research, and to create a launching pad at the airport," explained the company's enthusiastic director, Karin Nilsdotter, seated in her office at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF).


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

:clap: :tsu:  Go for it!  I hope it becomes more than just a joy ride.

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