The UK Space Agency has allocated £150,000 to help support entrepreneurs and small companies in the space industry.

The Agency is working with industries to deliver world-class science innovation support, in line with the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Virgin Galactic is over a decade into its long, stuttering, journey taking space travel out of the hands of the super-talented, and delivering it to the super-rich at a hefty price.

But travel outside of the Earth's atmosphere has come  a long way since Sputnik 1 achieved its first orbit in 1957.

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