Spaceport dedication in New Mexico


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Mike Shinabery, a fellow science writer who also writes for the New Mexico Museum of Space History, attended the dedication ceremony this past weekend of the new spaceport located about 45 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. He took some pictures and kindly forwarded them to me. Below is a shot of Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo, carrying SpaceShipTwo, as it approached for landing.

WhiteKnightTwo/SpaceShipTwo

More photos below the fold.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin was there.

Richard Branson

As was Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic. Branson’s comments about his company’s plans to compete for the orbital market made news.

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