October 2013

Spaceport America budget estimating no launches til August 2014

October 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

LAS CRUCES — Spaceport America released a fiscal 2015 budget this week that pushes back its estimates for when Virgin Galactic may begin its flights and when the visitor’s center will open. The budget assumes Virgin Galactic will start flying by August 2014, about six months later than previously expected. [...]

Spaceport Wars: More states joining NM in space industry quest

October 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , |

LAS CRUCES – As Spaceport America gets its finishing touches, awaiting the day that Virgin Galactic launches passengers beyond the stratosphere, more states are looking at entering the space industry, with a spaceport at the cornerstone of their plans. “It almost looks like wildflowers growing across the U.S., if you [...]

September 2013

Industry, FAA Look To Stay One Step Ahead of Congress with Draft Safety Document

September 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON — In an attempt to forestall congressional direction of the process, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation has produced a 50-page list of safety practices that could serve as the cornerstone for future commercial human spaceflight safety regulations. Formally known as “Draft Established Practices [...]