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World’s first commercial spaceport is operational – Virgin Galactic

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World’s first commercial spaceport is operational – Virgin Galactic

World’s first commercial spaceport is operational – Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic has said the world’s first specifically designed commercial spaceport is “operationally functional”.

The company, owned by billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson, announced the transfer of all its spaceflight operations to Spaceport America in New Mexico on Thursday.

Virgin Galactic had been carrying out test flights from Mojave, California – including the first successful launch of its tourism rocket plane into space in December last year.

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