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Fri October 4, 2013

New Mexico's Spaceport To Be Featured On Reality Show

New Mexico's Spaceport America will be featured in an upcoming reality show.

NBC announced Thursday an exclusive deal with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and One Three Media to create a series called "Space Race." The show will feature an elimination competition by real people vying for a free spot on one of Virgin Galactic's commercial space flights.

The company is hoping to launch the flights from New Mexico's futuristic spaceport in southern New Mexico next year, at a cost of $200,000 a head.

Virgin Galactic is the anchor tenant at the spaceport, and much of its space will only be accessible by its high-paying customers. But according to a news release announcing the reality show, "Space Race" will have unprecedented access to Virgin Galactic's home in the state-of-the-art spaceport.

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