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 sends 3 paying customers to space
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Virgin Galactic successfully completed its third commercial spaceflight and second private astronaut flight on Friday at Spaceport America. Ken Baxter from the United States, Tim Nash, a British citizen from South Africa, and Adrian Reynard of the United Kingdom were part of the spaceflight on Friday. The three individuals were […]
  • Virgin Galactic announces date of second tourist space flight
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Virgin Galactic on Monday announced that it will launch its second tourist space flight and third commercial spaceflight from Spaceport America, in Truth or Consequences on Sept. 8. The three Galactic 03 crew members are the first of Virgin Galactic’s group of “Founder” astronauts – the first customers who made […]
  • In New Mexico, Virgin Galactic successfully completes its first tourist space flight
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The long-awaited flight to bring paying tourists all the way from the New Mexico desert to near space has finally become a reality. Thursday, August 10, Virgin Galactic announced the successful flight. “In my entire career, from the Air Force Academy to being a test pilot for NASA, nothing tops […]
  • How to watch Virgin Galactic send its first tourists to space
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) –  Virgin Galactic is set to launch its first space tourists into weightlessness Wednesday. The spaceflight will take off from Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico at 9 a.m. MT, depending on weather and technical checks. The Galactic 02 mission will be live-streamed on Virgin Galactic’s website virgingalactic.com. Those […]
  • Virgin Galactic plans for 5 more flights to space in 2023
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Virgin Galactic expects to launch at least five more spaceflights in 2023, Doug Ahrens, Virgin Galactic’s chief financial officer, said during the company’s second quarter earnings call Tuesday. The five flights will be a mix of research and private astronaut missions. “With commercial service, we anticipate a monthly flight cadence […]