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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2010, image shows Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two mothership on the runway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. With the runway complete and the terminal and hanger facility nearly done, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson see their partnership to build the spaceport as a major milestone for the world's burgeoning commercial space tourism industry. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Photo by: Susan Montoya Bryan
FILE - This Oct. 22, 2010, image shows Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two mothership on the runway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. With the runway complete and the terminal and hanger facility nearly done, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson see their partnership to build the spaceport as a major milestone for the world's burgeoning commercial space tourism industry. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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