January 7, 2017

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Commentary: If New Mexico’s spaceport offers “the world an invitation to space,” no one’s RSVPing.

In 2016, the facility launched … nothing. No satellites placed in orbit. No tourists sent on one-of-a-kind journeys. Heck, even UP Aerospace wasn’t able to launch a single sounding rocket last year.

But rest assured, taxpayers, economic-development “visionaries” are doubling down. The Las Cruces Sun-News r...

October 4, 2016

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In the Summer of 2016, Camden County officials were touting Firefly Space Systems of as a potential launch company for Spaceport Camden. As recently as June 2016 Firefly had announced that it was the recipient of more than $19 million in new funding. In October 2016, Firefly furloughed all employees as it ran out of cash. 

As with XCOR, Spaceport Camden will be dependent on the unfounded success of companies like Firefly...

September 1, 2016

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The Camden County Commission has approved the resolution for the loan to reimburse the County for all spaceport-related expenses, including engineering, legal fees and land acquisition. Camden County Administrator Steve Howard said the resolution sets a cap of $5 million for a bond to pay for the project. But we are already committed to more than $5 million, having already spent more than $2.4 million with $3.8 million remain...

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