After two days of waiting, the spaceport supporters are smiling. They won a narrow vote in rural Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
Now British billionaire, Richard Branson, can launch his Virgin Galactic space tourism biz there. He's already signed a long-term lease. The new local county sales tax will cover $50 million of the costs, Branson about three times that much.
Virgin Galactic says you can book a 2.5-hour space flight for about $200,000, starting in 2009. There are now many competitors in this newest space race, and Russia's already selling flights commercially.
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