Spaceport America asks for more money from the state


TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) –  Managers of Spaceport America are asking for more money.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Spaceport is now asking for $1 million from the state’s general fund. That’s up from the $375,000 budgeted for this year.

The Spaceport is supposed to serve as the launch site for the Virgin Galatic spaceflights. Their goal is to send people into space.

So far, no one has made it. It should come as a concern to agency officials who say Spaceport should be working to become self-sufficient.

Spaceport officials say they need the money because their rent is increasing from $1 million to $3 million in the coming year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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