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Briefs: How Midland landed XCOR; Midland spaceport; Charles Duke back space tourism

15 Jul 2012, 17:47 UTC
Briefs: How Midland landed XCOR; Midland spaceport; Charles Duke back space tourism
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Here's more about the background story of how the Midland-XCOR arrangement came about: Speaking Out: Hard work by many helped bring XCOR to Midland - Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories

And an article about Midland's spaceport license application: Spaceport license next step in bringing XCOR operations to Midland - Mywesttexas.com
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Apollo 16 moon-walker Charles Duke gives an enthusiastic endorsement of space tourism: Why 'Galactic' tourism may really take off - Mail Online I would love to take the Virgin Galactic trip into space – it would be tremendous.

The most wonderful part of what these pioneers are going to experience is the view up there of the blackness of space, fading into the light white of the upper atmosphere and into the deep blue as you look back to the Earth.

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