Monday, June 22, 2009

Construction begins on world's first commercial spaceport

Work began on the first commercial spaceport in the world this week, "Spaceport America." (Reuters) Where? The same state where the Roswell UFO incident happened, of course: New Mexico. The New Mexico government is funding the $198 million dollar project, and Virgin Galactic plans on using the facility to send tourists into space for $200,000 a seat.

Pound360 wonders if the seatbacks on the Virgin Galactic flights will have video screens like they do aboard Virgin America's. That way, passengers can play Duke Nukem and practice slaying aliens, giving them a fighting chance in case they are caught in a tractor beam and boarded by hostile ETs.

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