Spaceport America Confidential Records Act Dies

The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space terminal hangar facility (center), Spaceport Operations Center (Left) and “Spaceway” (Runway) at Spaceport America. (Credit: Bill Gutman/Spaceport America)

The Spaceport Confidential Records Act, which would have shielded certain details of Spaceport America’s business dealings from public scrutiny, has died in committee.

The measure, which proponents said was required to attract new tenants to the southern New Mexico spaceport, never made it out of the Senate Public Affairs Committee.

Critics said the act would not allow the citizens to know crucial details of the $218.5 million publicly funded project.