New Mexico’s collaboration with Virgin Galactic is taking tourism to new heights

Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

For nearly a decade, New Mexico has collaborated with Virgin Galactic to take tourism to new heights.


During a recent interview on “CBS This Morning,” Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group said that 2019 is the golden year.


Branson said, “I will hope to go up in the middle of this year myself.”


Virgin Galactic is planning a few more test flights in Mojave before launching from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico.


“We are beyond excited to hear about all the new developments Virgin Galactic is making each day and inching closer to providing an incredible, once in a lifetime experience,” NMTD Cabinet Secretary Jen Schroer said.


New Mexicans are leading and paving the way for centuries. The New Mexico True Science and Technology Trail is a proof of this. The Land of Enchantment, long known as the birthplace of the atomic bomb, giant balloons to UFO, continues to change the future through energy and nanotechnology.


The Tourism Department is thrilled about working with cities and counties across the state to prepare for this monumental moment. There are 600 people on the waiting list for experiencing space tourism.


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