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A New Kind of Lift: UK Targets Eight Spaceport Sites for 2018

The British government says it wants to open up its own spaceport by 2018, and on Tuesday it listed eight coastal airfields that are under consideration for the role. Six of them are in Scotland, which could be an independent state by then. The Scottish ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/new-kind-lift-uk-targets-eight-spaceport-si...

Virgin Galactic Picks First Hotel for New Mexico Spacefliers

Virgin Galactic says it's partnering with the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces to accommodate "Future Astronauts" while they wait to fly on SpaceShipTwo from New Mexico's Spaceport America, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) to the north. Monday's announcement ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/virgin-voyage/virgin-galactic-picks-first-hotel...

Virgin Galactic partners with New Mexico hotel

The company said Monday it has selected Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces as the preferred hotel for its elite roster of passengers, who will pay $200,000 a person to make the flights from Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic also announced a contract with World ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55593475/ns/travel/t/virgin-galactic-partners-new-mexi...

Historic Apollo 11 Patch Will Go From the Moon to Mars

The patch will be held at the spaceport until the first crew is ready to lift off for the Red Planet on a mission NASA plans for the 2030s. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave the framed emblem to Kennedy Space Center director Robert Cabana during a ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/historic-apollo-11-patch-will-go-moon-mars-...

Apollo 11 Plus 45: How Neil Armstrong Got Ready for the Moon

MEANWHILE, A CROWD was gathering on the beaches and roadways, congregating in any place that brought them within eyesight or earshot of America’s spaceport. They discovered that a clear view of Apollo 11's launch pad was at a premium. There wasn't a room ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/apollo-11-plus-45-how-neil-armstrong-got-re...

Here's how NASA gets a shuttle ready to fly

This two-day event, which started June 23, acts as a practice run-through of the countdown and launch and is also the time when the astronauts receive emergency training at the Florida spaceport. This launch day practice run is the last major training ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43396328/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/heres-how-n...

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New Mexico's Spaceport America Takes Shape in Middle of ...

Updated July. 30, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Truth or Consequences, NM (John Makely / NBC News) Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert is ready for Virgin Galactic to move in and ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/virgin-voyage/new-mexicos-spaceport-america-tak...

Spaceport America - Latest news, videos, and information ...

Updated July. 24, 2014

Correction: Spaceport-Will They Come? story. In a story Sept. 22 about Spaceport America, The Associated Press reported erroneously the cost of the project to taxpayers.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34620489/?q=Spaceport%20America

New Mexico spaceport is built, but will rocket fans come?

Updated July. 27, 2014

New Mexico spaceport is built, but will rocket fans come? Expected boom in tourism development hasn't hit yet; some fear a $209 million fizzlehttp://www.nbcnews.com/id/49143991/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/new-mexico-...

Virginia spaceport doing a booming business thanks to ...

Updated July. 27, 2014

An Antares rocket and a Cygnus spacecraft make their way to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, V...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/virginia-spaceport-doing-booming-business-t...

New Mexico unveils spaceport design - Technology & science ...

Updated July. 28, 2014

Architectural and engineering teams have begun shaping the look and feel of New Mexico's Spaceport America, taking the wraps off new images that showcase the curb ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/20587196/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/new-mexico-...

$7 million spaceport runway extension OK'd - Technology ...

Updated July. 11, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to accommodate Virgin Galactic's sleek ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46901013/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/million-run...

New Mexico Builds on Space Tourism - NBC News

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New Mexico Builds on Space Tourism. Spaceport America in New Mexico is ready for Virgin Galactic to move in to the "Gateway to Space" building and begin commercial ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/virgin-voyage/new-mexico-builds-space-tourism-n...

FAA OKs New Mexico Airspace for Virgin Galactic's ...

Updated 14 hours ago

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane and its WhiteKnightTwo mothership sit inside the "Gateway to Space" building at Spaceport America in New Mexico.http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/virgin-voyage/faa-oks-new-mexico-airspace-virgi...

'Spaceport America' takes shape in desert - Technology ...

Updated July. 30, 2014

Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, is taking shape in southern New Mexico, not only as an outbound and incoming hub for tourists ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45257432/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/spaceport-a...

Rocket launch lights up East Coast, sends NASA probe on ...

Updated July. 30, 2014

A Minotaur 5 rocket rises from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on Friday night, lofting NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer into space.http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/rocket-launch-lights-east-coast-sends-nasa-...