LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Virgin Galactic is beginning to ramp up activity in southern New Mexico in a sign of preparation for future space flights from Spaceport America north of Las Cruces.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports some British-based staff has relocated to Las Cruces, Virgin Galactic has advertised some new jobs and the company has announced it's leasing office space in the city.
New Mexico Space Grant Consortium director Pat Hynes says the relocation of Virgin Galactic staff to Las Cruces is significant because it means Virgin Galactic head Richard Branson is following through on his commitment to base operations from New Mexico.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News
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