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Phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport, which will be the hub for Virgin's consumer spaceflights, is now 90 per cent complete.
The 1,800-acre Spaceport America site, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is the home base for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's most ambitious business venture yet.
It already boasts a runway stretching to nearly two miles long, a futuristic styled terminal hanger, and a dome-shaped Space Operations Centre.
then to make fancy runways for there imaginary space crafts and no the toys they have now is no where near ready for commercial use
the New Mexico legislature slashed the spaceport office budget by more than half.
The state has already poured in $200 million into financing the spaceport
I don't think a private enterprise should be funded with tax dollars, especially when said enterprise already has heaps of money. If, however, that's what N. Mexico wants to do with their revenue, who am I to say differently...
the rest of the money should've been used to further push for space safety , more durable shuttle , better fuel economy , more seating , and a much better sealed ship
whats it going to take the first tourist accident in space before people wake up to the dangers of space travel ... sadly yes ...
im sure the commercial fleets will be grounded after that first accident because people were too busy playing fancy runway instead of safety
Originally posted by Aim64C
For New Mexico, a $200M investment in this is minimal by comparison to the potential job growth and increased tax revenue that could be created out of it.