A’ MHOINE, Scotland—Dorothy Pritchard and her neighbors hadn’t constantly deliberate to host a spaceport.
The retired schoolteacher lives alongside the waft of A’ Mhoine peninsula, an dwelling of wind-scoured peat lands identified because the Spin with the circulation Nation, on the tip of Scotland’s mainland. For generations, aristocratic landlords far-off in England rented parcels of land here to microscopic groups of crofters to farm as easiest they’d maybe perchance additionally simply. Oil and gasoline from the North Sea helped present jobs some 180 miles away in Aberdeen, allowing some folk to end reasonably nearby and return dwelling at weekends. So did a shut-by nuclear energy plant sooner than it changed into decommissioned.