Southwest Regional Spaceport
According to a study released in December 2005 by aerospace industry consultant Futron Corporation, the Southwest Regional Spaceport could generate as much as $750m per year by 2020.
UpdatesJun. 29, 2006: It was announced that the inaugural launch from the new spaceport will take place on Aug. 14, 2006. All being well, on that date a SpaceLoft XL will take off carrying over 50 experiments and payloads from the private and educational sectors, worldwide. The 20-foot-tall, single-stage, 800-pound SpaceLoft XL solid-fuel rocket will accelerate to five times the speed of sound, or nearly 3,400 mph, in 13.5 seconds.
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