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Ballot initiative for private rocket complex passes

A little over a week ago, we made mention here of all the privateers looking toward outer space, in One Step Closer to Star Wars [linked below].  New Mexico voters are taking this space thing very seriously, having just approved a new tax to raise funds for a spaceport.

The complex would spread over 27 square miles of desert near the White Sands Missile Range.  The largest tenant on board so far, is Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines, who intends to base his new Virgin Galactic enterprise there.  Plans are to offer rocket flights in 2009, for roughly about, say… $200,000.00 per person.

Full Story: Houston Chronicle

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