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China Kicks Off Construction of New Spaceport, Theme Park in Hainan

China has kicked off construction on a new spaceport on the southern island of Hainan that will also include a theme park, according to a story on Officials expect to complete the new launch center in about five years. They will use the facility to launch geostationary and polar-orbit satellites as well as deep-space probes. The space theme park will feature zero gravity rides and other attractions.

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  • March 6, 2008
Move over Canaveral, there’s another Cape in town

Canada’s National Post reports that Cape Breton could become a future gateway for space tourists, possibly with the help of NASA funding. PlanetSpace, a Chicago company that is backing the Canadian spaceport, is one of several companies that are bidding for a $175 million in NASA’s COTS program. The program funds projects to develop commercial vehicles that can fly crews and cargo to the International Space Station. NASA plans to […]

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  • February 13, 2008
Proposed Texas Spaceport Gets Negative Reaction

A Texas County has apparently passed on a proposal by the Space Access Society to build a spaceport within its territory. The Kenedy Memorial Foundation says it has decided against offering 25,000 acres of ranch land in Kenedy County for a spaceport and theme park. Read the full stories here and here.

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  • February 7, 2008