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Susan Montoya Bryan

Virgin Galactic unveiling HQ for burgeoning space tourism

UPHAM, N.M.—Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.

The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility has been transformed into a custom-tailored headquarters where Virgin Galactic will run its commercial flight operations.