Spaceport America

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In this Oct. 22, 2010, image, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, left, claps during a runway dedication ceremony at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. Branson has vowed to be one of the first passengers when Virgin Galactic begins commercial space tourism flights from the spaceport. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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British billionaire Richard Branson on Oct. 18, opened the world's first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic. (Reuters)

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