Tag Archives: Virgin Galactic

Spaceport America “Breaking New Ground”

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June 18-19,  2009

Astrocast.TV provides coverage of the history making groundbreaking in the New Mexico desert marking the start of the first Commercial Purposed Spaceport in the World. Kathleen Koch interviews New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Executive Director of Spaceport America Steve Landeene, Virgin Galactic CEO Stephen Attenborough, Seinor Space Analyst Jeff Foust of the Futron Corperation and UP Aerospace President Jerry Larson.

“Breaking New Ground” in Sierra County New Mexico

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Here is a preview of what’s coming in July.  Astrocast.TV will give you an in-depth look at the Ground Breaking of Spaceport America. Veteran Reporter Kathleen Koch interviews New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Steve Landeene Executive Director of Spaceport America, Stephen Attenborough CEO Virgin Galactic, Jerry Larson President UP Aerospace and Jeff Foust Senior Analyst The Futron Corperation.

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Governor Bill Richardson Announces Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic Sign Historic Lease Agreement

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson today announced that Virgin Galactic has signed a 20 year lease agreement with the State of New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s world headquarters will be established in New Mexico and its operations will be located at New Mexico’s Spaceport America, the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

“The signing of this agreement is a momentous day for our state and has cemented New Mexico as the home of commercial space travel,” Governor Bill Richardson said. “I want to thank Virgin Galactic for partnering with us to create a whole new industry that is going to transform the economy of Southern New Mexico—creating thousands of jobs, generating money for education, boosting tourism and attracting other companies and economic opportunities to the area.”