Virgin Galactic Is Getting Cleared For Takeoff From Spaceport America

May 31, 2014 5:27 AM

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Virgin Galactic Is Getting Cleared For Takeoff From Spaceport America

This week, Virgin Galactic announced that it has signed an agreement with the FAA that begins the process of getting its commercial space flights cleared for takeoff.

Specifically, the deal will lay out how the FAA will coordinate with Spaceport America, the commercial spaceport in New Mexico where Virgin will launch its suborbital flights. The spaceport will work in conjunction with the FAA’s Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center to ensure clear airspace ...

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