NM Spaceport

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Is Richard Branson taking Virgin Galactic to New Mexico? Space.com says that
Branson, who at practically every personal appearance loves to talk space, is working with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to iron out the details. In September, we mentioned New Mexico’s spaceport but the addition of Branson will take it in a more tourist-centered direction. Virgin Galactic is perhaps the company that has the best shot of making space tourism a viable business so it will be interesting to see what happens here. The New Mexico spaceport will be located near Upham, roughly 45 miles north of Las Cruces and 30 miles east of Truth or Consequences.

(Via Luxist)

Here is the original item on space.com:

The public space travel company, Virgin Galactic, has identified a new departure point for flying people to the suborbital heights: New Mexico.

Adventurer and British businessman, Sir Richard Branson — who founded Virgin Galactic in the mid-1990s as one of over 250 business entities inside the Virgin empire—will reportedly outline flight operations in the state next week with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

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