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Officials from Virgin Galactic are reportedly threatening to pull their support from a $200-plus million, publicly financed spaceport in New Mexico unless an accident liability waver is extended to cover manufacturers and component suppliers.
In the 1989 film classic, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is told, "If you build it, they will come." The developers of Spaceport America have been depending on that idea. So far, it isn't working out.
Many businesses and companies have some sort of reward program for frequenting customers. Virgin Airlines is running a clever little contest rewarding the traveler who racks up enough miles on Virgin flights during the next 12 months a free trip to outer space.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he hopes to be able to put man on Mars within the next 12 to 15 years and that one day SpaceX could make it possible for people to thrive and establish businesses there.
Three commercial aerospace development firms have been awarded a share of more than $1 billion in NASA grants as part of a program to complete a new spacecraft to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station.
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