Liftoff of suborbital space tourism, backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Credit: Blue Origin

Liftoff of suborbital space tourism, backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Credit: Blue Origin

 

There’s a spaceport battle for space tourists.

And it’s Branson versus Bezos – two different approaches to tackle the suborbital space travel business.

“Virgin Galactic and its future base, New Mexico’s Spaceport America, have a serious competitor chomping at their heels from a private spaceport in far West Texas,” reports Bob Martin of KRQE TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“After years of mostly secret research and testing, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is making a big public move on the space tourism market with his personal rocket company, Blue Origin,” explains Martin.

Aerial tour

Sky News 13 Pilot-Reporter Bob Martin takes you on an aerial tour of the secretive and private launch site and test range near Van Horn, Texas.

Check out this highly informative look at the Bezos spaceport, courtesy of Bob Martin who gave permission to Inside Outer Space to post this story.

Go to:

http://krqe.com/2015/06/17/spaceports-battle-for-space-tourists/

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