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Virgin Galactic
2014-06-01 03:51:20

Commercial space travel is one step closer to being a reality, thanks to a historic deal between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America and the US Federal Aviation Administration governing suborbital flights launched from the New Mexico facility.

Travel To The Edge Of Space In Style
2013-10-23 03:43:47

If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation.

2013-06-24 23:27:42

First successful space launch for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program Spaceport America, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 The SpaceLoft rocket lifted

2013-06-18 09:42:42

News media representatives are invited to witness the first research flight on a suborbital rocket funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities Program when UP Aerospace Inc.'s SpaceLoft 7 vehicle lifts off June 21 at Spaceport America near Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Spaceport America Gets A New Tenant
2013-05-08 04:24:18

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that SpaceX has signed a three-year agreement to use Spaceport America for flight testing.

Virgin Galactic Starts Forking Out Rent For Spaceport
2013-01-29 13:48:54

Virgin Galactic is begrudgingly agreeing to pay New Mexico rent on the spaceport the state built for Richard Brandon's space tourism business.

Spaceport Liability Coverage An Issue With Virgin Galactic
2013-01-14 03:50:53

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.

Medicals For Space Travel
2012-12-14 21:51:05

As private companies race to send travelers into space, the medical community must begin to address the hazards of an actual trip into orbit.

Build A Spaceport, Wait For Reward
2012-09-23 16:19:30

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.


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