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This article was published on October 22, 2010

    Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Runway Dedicated Today!

    Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Runway Dedicated Today!
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    Chad Catacchio

    Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

    Start booking your space-flight tickets now – Virgin Galactic‘s Spaceport America runway in New Mexico is set to be dedicated today by the man himself, Sir Richard Branson.

    Galactic has already collected $45 million in pre-sale tickets – yep, 340 people have already put down deposits of at least $200,000 to take the sub-orbital flight on the 6-seater VSS Enterprise.

    As part of the festivities, Virgin says on its site, “A special flyover of Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, the first long-distance capture-carry of the two aircraft, will form part of the runway dedication.”

    When completed, the spaceport will look like this – i.e. pretty damn cool: