Diary: One giant leap for space travel…

The award for coolest real estate announcement of the week goes to Sir Richard Branson, who revealed the Virgin Galactic development and testing program has “advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California, to its commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico”. This, Virgin Galactic says, “signals the final countdown” to a regular commercial spaceflight service for paying passengers. As Branson put it: “New Mexico delivered on its promise to build a world-first and world-class spaceport. We are now ready to bring New Mexico a world-first, world-class spaceline. "Virgin Galactic is coming home to