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Virgin Galactic is becoming more active in the commercial space industry by moving staffers to its New Mexico spaceport location.
Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday.
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.
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.
Construction of Spaceport America, the worldâ€™s first purpose-built spaceport designed specifically for space-bound commercial and fee-paying passengers, commenced Friday in New Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.