And, of course, Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic, thinks so. He intends for the lucky few to be able to travel into space very soon. So, even though more places are hoping to get in on the act, and build their own space hub, Spaceport America in Sierra County is ahead of the curve.
Virgin Galactic isn’t the only company wanting to send regular folks (albeit very rich regular folks) into space. A new company, World View, is making plans to launch ordinary people up high enough to see the curvature of the earth in a spaceship lifted by a high-altitude balloon. Sound exciting? It is!
Stay tuned for more information. Guided tours to Spaceport America are already available. Before you know it, Sierra County in southern New Mexico is going to be on the map!