Stuff you need to know, 11.10.23

“Virgin Galactic lays off 185 employees; will pause flights from Spaceport in 2024”
by Danielle Prokop, Source NM
November 10, 2023

The company’s change in focus to building a next-generation, more lucrative spacecraft will be financed, it has become clear, by a nearly 40 percent reduction of staff based in New Mexico, as well as a slowdown next year of passenger flights from Spaceport America to possibly as few as two. Spaceport executive director Scott McLaughlin said there are no concerns about the implications of these developments for the taxpayer-built and-supported facility.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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