Spaceport America

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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"Spaceport America, being built north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is finally becoming a reality and is set to become the world's first commercial spaceport. Governor Bill Richardson recently secured 33 million dollars from the state legislature for the final design, and a proposed 0.25% sales tax increase in Dona Ana County, where the facility is to be constructed, is expected to bring an additional 6.5 million dollars per year (if approved by voters next week). Richard Branson, the head of upstart Virgin Galactic, on Monday agreed to lease the facility for 27.5 million dollars over twenty years. If all continues to go as planned, SpaceShipTwo will make its first suborbital joy ride in two to three years."

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Who's going first?
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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I still don't know what they don't do that in a state like North Dakota. Plenty of fields and no power lines anywhere. I always say it could be used as a emergency airplane landing field.
 

Ludacris

Fluxoid's Doctor
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I'd do it.  What the hell.  If you crash and blow up, oh well.  Everyone dies someday.  It be fun to see earth from above.  Although, I don't think I could afford the trip for a couple of years.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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I don't know how deep this will go in space, from what i read about it yesterday it will reach just the edge, enough to have no gravity, but i don't know if you will actually go "into" space.
 
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