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Virgin Galactic Making Moves For Future Industry
2012-01-04 05:35:57

Virgin Galactic is becoming more active in the commercial space industry by moving staffers to its New Mexico spaceport location.

Virgin Galactic Dedicates Commercial Spaceport
2011-10-18 11:12:00

Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday.

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2010-11-18 09:55:00

Construction on the world's first commercial passenger space terminal is expected to be completed sometime next year, with flights set to begin launching within 18 months.

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2010-01-12 12:40:00

Cecil Field airport in Jacksonville, Florida was awarded a federal license on Monday to fly commercial space vehicles being designed to ferry tourists and researchers beyond Earth's atmosphere.

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2009-06-20 15:40:00

Construction of Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built spaceport designed specifically for space-bound commercial and fee-paying passengers, commenced Friday in New Mexico.

2008-08-06 03:00:37

By Elva K. Osterreich, Alamogordo Daily News, N.M. Aug. 6--After offering a lot of information during two hearings Tuesday, Federal Aviation Administration officials had a single public comment offered about Spaceport America.

2008-06-21 03:00:21

By Brook Stockberger, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jun. 21--LAS CRUCES -- When he was recently in Huntsville, Ala., -- a city that bills itself "Rocket City" -- Steve Vierck said he received a mixed message.

2007-04-06 07:43:53

Voters in a southern New Mexico county have approved a tax to raise an estimated $49 million toward a $198 million tourism spaceport, according to unofficial returns Thursday.

2007-03-27 10:42:34

New Mexico officials have set the ground work to lease part of its commercial spaceport to Virgin Galactic as a base for its space tourism company.

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2006-10-01 20:53:37

A rocket that was the first launched from a commercial spaceport in New Mexico - and the first to crash - has been found in the desert, company officials said Saturday.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).