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Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic announces designs to build the first private spaceport in the world - The New Mexico Spaceport Authority Building - in New Mexico. Here it is:


Click the image to see the story.

I hope they name it "Williamson Spaceport" rather than the boring "Spaceport America."

Best,
Chris

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shsilver
Sep. 5th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
I wonder who to write to at Virgin to put the bug in their ear.
mckitterick
Sep. 5th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Hm, good question! I know there's a movement among SF folk to use "Williamson" in the name....
(Anonymous)
Sep. 5th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Aren't there already about 35 private spaceports in the US? I think that is what the lady in charge of the licensing agency said at the Heinlein Centennial. This is a nice piece of publicity, and maybe they mean a public-access port, which none of the current ones including thi\eirs is, but I don't think it's accurate.
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mckitterick
Sep. 5th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Really? Wow... like what? But yeah, I think they mean "public access."

(PS: That's why I always check the box "keep me logged in.")
ericreynolds
Sep. 5th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
That's fascinating. I drove by there last year and saw the signs for it. Empty ground right now in a wide valley...
sf_reader
Sep. 9th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
If they name it Williamson, I don't think they should keep the toliet seat design.
mckitterick
Sep. 10th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha!
chronovore
Sep. 14th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Doesn't matter - ten years after they open it, it'll be renamed either:
(a) AT&T Space Port - brought to you by Cingular
(b) Six Flags over Spaceport
mckitterick
Sep. 14th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well, there is that. Harumph.
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