Spaceport starts its quest with groun...

Spaceport starts its quest with groundbreaking

There are 9 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Spaceport starts its quest with groundbreaking. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

New Mexico's past met the future Friday during the groundbreaking ceremony near Upham for Spaceport America.

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By the Numbers

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jun 20, 2009
-77- estimated number of dead when first crash takes place on the westside of T or C.

--Approx 2 million- Number of NM residents duped by this playground for the rich.

--0- Number of times Branson refers to NM or this project directly in the current issue of Fortune Magazine.

Farmington, NM

#2 Jun 20, 2009
I drove by a school in Albuquerque last weekend and the playground was literally full of portable buildings. This is the biggest waste of taxpayers money I have ever seen. Bill would do anything to get his name in the spot light.

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jun 20, 2009
.000000001% - Percentage of the world's population who is both wealthy and stupid enough to go for a sub-orbital space ride
el Savage

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jun 20, 2009
can't wait to catch the crash on CNN. it will give me a chuckle.
I want out

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jun 20, 2009
Off to good start with the Conquistador sybolism - quest for wealth and power - terrorize, kill, conquer, colonize, convert, exploit. Great PR guys!

We love how one of the poorest counties in the U.S. is subsidizing space tourism because rich people are so terribly bored with the earth.

Muscle Shoals, AL

#6 Jun 20, 2009
Did you hear Richardson on NPR this morning? Oh, he'll go up for a space ride all right, but he doesn't want to go up "until they get the bugs worked out." Yes, he knows there's going to be bloody skin confetti dotting the ground in NM as soon as they try this little stunt.

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Jun 20, 2009
How much did the state of NM pay for all the spaceport events this week, I attended the event at the NMSU Horseshoe and I bet that was not cheap.

Denver, CO

#8 Jun 23, 2009
Wow I knew New Mexicans were stupid (you elected Bill Richardson afterall) but dang. I suppose all those "rich people" that will be coming through your little crap hole town (I've driven through southern NM on I-10 so I've seen it) won't be spending any money while they're there at all right? And the construction jobs that are coming along with the spaceport don't matter either right?

As for safety, when did we become such wusses? How many people were killed in the early days of aviation? Now commercial aviation is one of the safest modes of transportation. If it were up to you people aviation would have been killed off after the first crash.

If you read the story 250 million will be invested by Virgin Galactic, a private enterprise, and 200 million comes from your tax dollars. But maybe the money could be better spent on welfare checks. NIMBY morons.

“Live Free or Die Trying”

Since: Feb 09

Las Cruces

#9 Jun 23, 2009
We pay the taxes for it, and ALBQ. gets all the construction contracts. Some deal.

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