Spaceport Sits Empty, Future Commercial Spaceflight in Jeopardy

November 22, 2014 11:17 PM

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Virgin Galactic’s catastrophic failure last month, when the SpaceShip Two crashed, has caused major problems that have reached Santa Fe. Christine Anderson, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, is the one taking the heat. Lawmakers fearing the financial solvency of Spaceport America asked tough questions.

Spaceport America is the home of commercial spaceflight efforts, where companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic have been competing to produce functional, experimental rocket planes. On the 31st of October, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crashed, causing the death of one of the two pilots manning ...

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