Richard Branson Christens World's First Commercial Spaceport

Posted on October 18, 2011

British billionaire Richard Branson christened the world's first built from the ground up commercial spaceport in New Mexico yesterday. Virgin Galactic will launch commercial flights from Spaceport America which is located in the southern New Mexico desert. Buzz Aldrin and New Mexico governor Susana Martinez attended the christening ceremonies.

Sir Richard says he hopes to begin commercial space tourism flights by Christmas, 2012. He says he and his children will be on the first flight. Take a look:

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