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Sunday, March 23, 2014

"How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Fantasy"

One of the poorest states in the nation has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and 10 years in creating a hub for Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Some see it as the crown jewel of a new space age while others call it a carnival for the 1 percent — but with persistent delays and mounting financial strain, Spaceport America is just trying to avoid becoming New Mexico’s costliest, most futuristic ghost town.
Nobody could have predicted. Oh, wait, I did. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

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