Press Release

Statement from New Mexico Spaceport Authority on the SpaceShipTwo Mishap

By SpaceRef Editor
October 31, 2014
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The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) is greatly saddened by the events surrounding the Scaled Composites powered flight test of SpaceShipTwo today at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the crew and families and to our friends and colleagues at Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic. We will continue to work with and lend our support to Virgin Galactic through this tragedy and in the coming months as we move forward.




Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has been providing commercial vertical launch services since 2006. Spaceport America has hosted 21 vertical launches thus far. The New Mexico Spaceport Authority continues to work closely with its tenants, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, and its other flight customers in support of the commercial space industry. For more information, please visit:


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