One Reason to Visit New Mexico and then Leave It

New Mexico has never been one of my top places to visit in the world. However, it appears that in the nearish future, I might just have to go.

Spaceport America

That’s because Virgin Galactic has signed a 20 year lease agreement with the state for the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Continue reading “One Reason to Visit New Mexico and then Leave It”

Commercial Outer Space Living

Spaceport America

When you’ve got the US Federal Aviation Administration green lighting the first ever commercial spaceport operation, you know it’s big news. The FAA approved Spaceport America’s request to vertically and horizontally launch into space.

Now it’s as “simple” as building the spacestation, which is said to begin in the first quarter of 2009. Spaceport America hopes to have the terminal and hangar facility completed by late 2010.

In order to get to the spacestation, space cadets will fly on Virgin Galactic. In the past, those Galactic tickets have cost $200,000.

Click here for more information on Spaceport America.