Spaceport Authority hopes to build visitors center

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority is seeking millions of dollars to build a visitors center in T or C.

The board approved a measure this week that will allow it to pursue a six $6.5 million loan from the New Mexico Finance Authority.

That funding must be approved by the State Board of Finance which could happen in September.

Spaceport officials say the goal is to attract tourists who want to see the Spaceport near T or C but can’t afford to take an actual flight.

Now the pressure is on Virgin Galactic to figure out when it’s ready to fly.

Virgin says that could happen as early as this year.

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