posted on Apr, 7 2007 @ 09:25 AM
N.M. County Passes Tax Increase to Fund Spaceport
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Voters in a New Mexico county have approved a tax increase that will help build the nation's first commercial spaceport, state officials said
Rick Homans, chairman of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority and the state's secretary of economic development, said the referendum is sufficiently
far ahead in the counting of provisional ballots to declare victory, although an official count has not yet been announced.
"This positive vote ignites the final design, engineering and construction of Spaceport America," Homans said. "New Mexico is prepared to launch a
whole new era of discovery, exploration and commercial activity in space, on the moon and beyond. We have nothing but beautiful black sky ahead of
The $200 million spaceport is to be built in scrubland near the White Sands Missile Base and is expected to be open for business by early 2010.