Other than that, the substance is what you'd expect. This is the first time in history that a US agency has subcontracted its work to a commercial space flight company, and it should be mostly a win for most of the people involved. Virgin Galactic gets customers, NASA scientists get space trips, etc. Plus anything that gives commercial space flight a jumpstart is probably a win for all of us.
New Mexico's Spaceport America formally inaugurated its first runway last October and subsequently opened for tours in May. Visitors to the facility are invited to view the areas from which Virgin Galactic's suborbitals will be launched, which has to count as either the best or the very, very worst version of window shopping ever invented. You can get details on projected ticket prices from a backgrounder that we did a few months ago, but suffice to say that it's one of those "if you have to check you can't afford it" kind of situations. Unless you're a government engineer lucky enough to have suborbital flights be part of your day job.
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