New Mexico Moves Ahead on Spaceport

By Marc Kaufman for The Washingto Post - 10 May 2008

Undaunted by widespread skepticism, New Mexico’s effort to build the world’s first commercial spaceport is nearly on schedule to open in late 2010.

Its intended prime tenant, Virgin Galactic, says the startup will also be ready for business by then, with more than 275 customers who have already paid $35 million total to book seats on spaceships that would launch from the high desert site and fly to the edge of space.

Many hurdles remain — including …Read the rest of the Article

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