Stuff you need to know, 12.15.23

Cosmic Trail road sign with Spaceport American terminal in background
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: The New York Times sent a reporter to Sierra County to observe Virgin Galactic's sixth launch at Spaceport America last month. He came back with this full-blown assessment of the history and impact of New Mexico's massive investment in new aerospace industries. Even if you're sick of reading about VG and the Spaceport, the article's color photographs of Truth or Consequences are not to be missed.