A story shot for The New York Times about the growing UK space industry. At Newquay Airport, Spaceport are developing the site to enable Virgin Orbit to launch their rockets by the end of 2021. I met and photographed Melissa Thorpe who is Head of Engagement at the company. Further into Cornwall, I visited Ian Jones at GoonHilly where they are adapting defunct TV satellites to be able to communicate with deep space. I also travelled to Airbus in Stevenage where they manufacturer aerials parts.