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Isle of Man in space race to take tourists to the moon

The Island is hoping tourists could be rocketed into space as early as 2013

The Isle of Man has been named the fifth most likely nation to put the next person on the moon.

Only the United States, Russia, China and India were ranked ahead of the Island in a report released by industry analyst Ascend.

The Island's 12 space companies have generated nearly £400 million pounds over the last three years.

Chris Stott, the Island's space ambassador said: "It's fantastic to be at the cutting edge of new technology."

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