Spaceport America

Latest Spaceport America Items
  • The civilian space travel industry is looking to states like New Mexico to expand legal protection if things go wrong. SpaceShipTwo is shown being carried to Spaceport America in New Mexico. (Associated Press)

    Spaceport wants protections from tourist lawsuits

    Spaceport America officials are urging legislators to limit potential lawsuits from wealthy outer space tourists who take off from New Mexico, saying such a bill is crucial to the future of the project.


  • Spaceport wants protections from tourist lawsuits

    Spaceport America officials are urging legislators to limit potential lawsuits from wealthy outer space tourists who take off from New Mexico, saying such a bill is crucial to the future of the project.


  • Correction: Spaceport-Will They Come? story

    In a story Sept. 22 about Spaceport America, The Associated Press reported erroneously the cost of the project to taxpayers. The cost was $209 million, not $209 billion.


  • Spaceport is built, but who will come?

    New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says it will be New Mexico's Sydney Opera House. Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson has hinted it will host the first of his new brand of lifestyle hotels. And the eclectic hot springs town of Truth or Consequences has been anxiously awaiting all the economic development the nearly quarter-of-a-billion-dollar project is supposed to bring to this largely rural part of southern New Mexico.


  • New Mexico pushes forward with spaceport project

    The wind is still whistling through the massive unfinished steel hangar doors at Spaceport America. The exterior is waiting to be clad with custom metal panels, and the hangar floor, where a pair of sleek spacecraft will one day sit, is still dirt.


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