Virgin Galactic signs agreement for airspace access in NM
29 May 2014
new mexico, tourism, spaceport
Dan Mayfield | Albuquerque Business First - On Thursday, Virgin Galactic and Spaceport New Mexico signed an agreement that clears the path for commercial flights of Virgin’s spaceship in New Mexico.
The new agreement, with Virgin, the FAA, aabar Investments PJS, and Spaceport America spells out how the FAA in Albuquerque and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority will coordinate to provide clear airspace for SpaceShipTwo, Virgin’s space ship.
“Our team is working hard to begin routine and affordable space launches from Spaceport America and this agreement brings us another step closer to that goal,” said Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides. “We are grateful to the FAA and New Mexico for their partnership to achieve this milestone.”
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