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10.19.11 - Keys to a New Dawn: Virgin Galactic to Celebrate Latest Achievements at Spaceport America

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Virgin Galactic will take another step toward opening a new era of space travel by formally dedicating its new home at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Sir Richard Branson will attend the event, which will include a press conference and dedication ceremony, along with more than 150 future Virgin Galactic astronauts from around the world. The Terminal Hangar Facility will serve as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and will house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin's astronaut preparation facilities and mission control.

During the event, Virgin Galactic will make important announcements relating to its rapidly expanding customer base and its investment in people and new technologies as the final pieces are put into place to create the world's first commercial spaceline.


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