Take a closer look inside the first all-purpose commercial spaceport built in New Mexico. After more than a decade, Virgin Galactic is aiming to become the first private company to take tourists to space July 11, 2021.

  • Virgin Galactic delays space flight program
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Virgin Galactic has announced it is pushing back its commercial space flight program until the fall of next year. About 800 people have reserved a spot on the commercial space flight. The next launch was supposed to happen at the end of this year but Virgin Galactic says that date […]
  • Spaceport America having a free open house
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Spaceport America is welcoming guests for an open house. The open house will be held on April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to attend, but you must register in advance. There will be food vendors on site and visitors will be able to explore the facility and […]
  • Virgin Galactic plans to open up ticket sales to general public
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – If you’re interested in going into space, here’s your chance. Virgin Galactic announced they will open ticket sales to the public starting Wednesday. Tickets will start at $450,000. A deposit of $150,000 is required to hold a customer’s spot. The flight will take off from Spaceport America in southern New […]
  • Spaceport America seeks additional funding as projects ramp up
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Spaceport America is asking for more money this year as their main tenant plans on ramping up flights over the next year. With record-setting revenues for the state, Spaceport America is hoping to get its piece of the pie to avoid a budget shortfall. Thursday, Spaceport’s executive director pitched their request to […]
  • New Mexico lawmakers look to tax space flight tickets
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Companies are receiving big tax incentives to set up shop at Spaceport America including Virgin Galactic, but a pair of lawmakers want to make sure passengers flying to space are paying a tax on their $450,000 tickets. Right now, companies don’t have to pay gross receipts taxes for anything related to […]