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Branson Eyes New Mexico For Public Space Travel Departure Point

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Dec 8, 2005 11:17 pm
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By Leonard David
Senior Space Writer

The public space travel company, Virgin Galactic, may have identified a new departure point for flying people to the suborbital heights: New Mexico.
Adventurer and British businessman, Sir Richard Branson—who founded Virgin Galactic in the mid-1990s as one of over 250 business entities inside the Virgin empire—will reportedly outline flight operations in the state next week with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

State economic development officials confirm that Virgin Galactic’s interest in utilizing the New Mexico spaceport will be detailed in a December 14 press gathering at the New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe.

Economic Development Secretary for New Mexico, Rick Homans, told the Associated Press that specific details about the agreement with Branson are forthcoming.

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