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Spaceport Closer To Breaking Ground

Final draft of the Environmental Impact Statement for the site is due soon.
by Staff Writers
Las Cruces NM (UPI) Jun 22, 2007
The New Mexico Spaceport Authority says the Spaceport America project could break ground next April. It is expected to be the first-ever purpose-built commercial spaceport, the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News said Wednesday. Officials say discussions are continuing with anchor tenant Virgin Galactic, a British firm planning to send paying customers into space.

Mike Holston, the spaceport's project coordinator, said the $198 million facility could open in southern Sierra County in late 2009 or early 2010, the newspaper said.

A final draft of an Environmental Impact Statement will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration in June or July, Holston said.

Source: United Press International

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