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New Mexico’s Spaceport America hosts Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight

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July 11, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, hosted Virgin Galactic’s first commercial passenger spaceflight from Southern New Mexico with Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson on board. This is the first of many commercial human spaceflight operations from the New Mexico spaceport as Virgin Galactic looks to begin regular passenger flights in 2022.

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