Is Spaceport America Going To Fly?

9:51 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Is Spaceport America Going To Fly?

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An Alamogordo native puts a reporter's eye on Spaceport America and one of many revelations is how much more is going on in California: “…the original vision was for New Mexico to be the center of not just space tourism, but the whole commercial space industry….But any informed observers will say the Mojave Air and Space Port in California is where all the breakthroughs are percolating. That facility recently released a promotional video calling itself “The Modern-Day Kitty Hawk,” and it may very well be right. Including Virgin Galactic, there are 17 commercial space companies using 19 rocket launch sites at Mojave." Read more at the link below.
They came from the north by helicopter, flying over scattered cattle and mesquite brush and yucca plants straining skyward. To the east was White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated, and further east was Roswell, where the streetlamps are little green alien heads.