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New Mexico ‘spaceport’ in the works

No stranger to offbeat space-related news, businesspeople in New Mexico have plans to make the country’s first “spaceport,” an airport for privately owned spacecraft, NPR reported. Under the authority of the newly created New Mexico Spaceport Authority and Spaceport America, plans for the new space are set for a site…

Virgin spaceship to pass new milestone

The world’s first private passenger spaceship will pass another milestone toward its commercial lift-off Friday, at a remote spaceport in the New Mexico desert. Flamboyant British multi-millionaire Richard Branson will commemorate the completion of the main runway at Spaceport America, near the town of Las Cruces where the Virgin Galactic…

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