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Correction: Spaceport-Will They Come? story

In a story Sept. 22 about Spaceport America, The Associated Press reported erroneously the cost of the project to taxpayers. The cost was $209 million, not $209 billion. Full story

N.M. spaceport is built, but who will come?

Lagging development, along with competition from Florida and Texas, is raising new questions about the viability of New Mexico's $209 million taxpayer-funded Spaceport America. Full story

Private Rocket Launch Tests Supersonic Parachute, Reusable Spaceship Tech

The private spaceflight company Armadillo Aerospace is taking a close look at the results from its latest rocket test in the New Mexico desert — a flight that hit a snag while testing a new launch and balloon parachute technologies. Full story

Reusable rocket search lifts off at spaceport

Billed as the nation’s first dedicated commercial spaceport, New Mexico's Spaceport America is becoming a desirable location to experiment with new types of reusable booster systems. Full story

Spaceport America Showcases Private Space Industry's Half-Built Dream reporter Clara Moskowitz visited Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., a site that's billed as the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Here's what she saw during her October 2011 visit. Full story

'Spaceport America' takes shape in desert

Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, is taking shape in southern New Mexico, not only as an outbound and incoming hub for tourists who ascend to and return from suborbital heights, but also as a high-tech haven for experimental craft that push new ways to access s Full story

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