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Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

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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. 

This handout picture shows an artist's impression of an international space airport in Kiruna. ©AFP PHOTO / Jan-Erik Stalnacke/Spacesport Sweden

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

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