Bill Richardson, genius?
If the FAA approves we'll have Virgin Galactic spaceships launching from New Mexico. The only thing sort of nearby is Whitesands, but I'm assuming they've got this figured out with the Air Force already.
Bill Richardson made a big deal about building a spaceport here (he was big on film kick-backs too) and while I'm skeptical of the economic wisdom involved I'm extra excited that maybe, just maybe, the facilities of Spaceport America aren't going to resemble one of those photo documentaries of abandoned Soviet architecture.
|Spaceport America - from above it looks slightly like a bed pan.|