Can a spaceport be a spaceport if it never puts anything in orbit?
One month. That’s how long “Spaceport America” has to put something in orbit before it goes 0-for-2015.
The facility did launch a single suborbital rocket last month, but it was the only liftoff of the year. Awfully disappointing, given the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars devoted to the spaceport. (But hey, at least it’s got a nifty bus, pictured above.)
Something to remember the next time a New Mexico politician or bureaucrat pushes a subsidized scheme for “economic development.”