Spaceport America

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In this Oct. 22, 2010, image, Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo jet-powered carrier aircraft flies over Spaceport America during a runway dedication ceremony in Upham, N.M. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has vowed to be one of the first passengers when the company 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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