After years of efforts within the British government, and lobbying by the country’s space industry, the U.K. is taking steps to get back in the launch business.
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An artist's concept of a rocket lifting off from  the U.K.'s planned spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. Credit: video grab/ U.K. Space Agency via YouTube
U.K. Business Secretary Greg Clark, left, and Tim Peake, a European Space Agency astronaut. Credit: U.K. Space Agency