8 May. 2014
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, UNITED STATES
Esteban Edwards, 7, holds a U.S. flag at the rodeo in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico May 3, 2014. The world's first purpose-built commercial space base and soon-to-be site of the first space flights with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is near the town of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. The inaugural flight into suborbital space should happen later this year and the first astronauts, who have made reservations and paid $250,000 for the flight, should follow a month later. While it's not clear what the economic impact will be, many agree that Spaceport America should inject new energy into the town. Picture taken May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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