Spaceport America faces criticism after Virgin Galactic layoffs

Views 0 To the sound of thundering engines and applause from spectators, Virgin Galactic began launching commercial space flights out of New Mexico’s Spaceport America last June. But just months after its first commercial launch, the company announced a series of layoffs, and said it would pause spaceflights in mid-2024

Virgin Galactic shares plunge after finance announcement

Views 0 Shares of Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture founded by Richard Branson, are plunging after the British billionaire said he has no plans to invest more money in the company as he says it has “sufficient funds” already.

New Mexico flight terminated as NASA investigates anomaly

Views 0 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – NASA is currently working to recover one of its projects after an undefined incident caused them to terminate the flight. According to NASA, a scientific balloon carrying its FIREball-2 project was launched Monday morning from Fort Sumner.

Virgin Galactic will take another spaceflight in early October

Views 0 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The next spaceflight for Virgin Galactic is now in countdown mode, and the company will be making history once again. Galactic 04’s flight window will be on October 5. The flight will include three private astronauts with different backgrounds.

New report shows economic impact of Spaceport America in New Mexico

Views 0 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. – Spaceport America has been at the center of national attention recently as more Virgin Galactic commercial flights launch from New Mexico. But according to a new report from New Mexico State University and the Arrowhead Center, it’s more than just the shuttle thrusters

Some concerned spaceport falling short of economic expectations

Views 0 With Virgin Galactic launching commercial space flights out of Spaceport America, supporters say the publicly funded spaceport could help the region become one of the top markets for the aerospace industry, but some in the surrounding communities aren’t so convinced. KRWG’s Jonny Coker has the story.

Native New Mexican picked for next Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Views 0 Flight should mark last test flight before commercial service begins SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. (KRQE) – Targeting another trial before the anticipated start of commercial space flights, Virgin Galactic says a native New Mexican will join the crew of a planned late-May test flight. The space company made the