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Delay into space

3 years 1 month 1 week ago October 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013 Wednesday, October 30 2013 October 30, 2013 6:44 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO- The launch date to take tourists into space was pushed back again by Virgin Galactic as the company will ask the New Mexico legislature for more money.

The launches are to be from New Mexico's Spaceport America.

The new date is August of next year instead of February.

Spaceport administrators say they'll have to ask the legislature for $7million to finish a road between the Spaceport and the city of Las Cruces because other expenses ate into the budget.

Virgin Galactic is the anchor tenant of the Spaceport and began paying a million dollars a year in rent last January.

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