Friday, December 09, 2005

Virgin Galactic to Announce New Mexico Spaceport Plans

New Mexico is not due to break ground on its new Space Port until January 2006, but it already has a half dozen customers lined up to use the facilities.
Billionaire Richard Branson is expected to announce next week that his Virgin Galactic space tourism company will use the New Mexico facility near Upham.
Starchaser, Up Aerospace, the annual X-Prize Cup and Rocket Racing League finals also plan to use the base.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is apparently confident great rewards will come to those who endorse the exploration and development of Space technologies.
Of course, so do the governors of California (1 spaceport), Wisconsin (1 spaceport) and Florida (two private and one governmental spaceport)...

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