Sunday, May 4, 2014

Former Puerto Rico Navy Base Could Be Launch Pad For Space Flight

It has been reported on the internet, that a former United States Navy base in the town of Ceiba, in the east coast of Puerto Rico, could be the location where Virgin Galactic chooses to build a launch pad for future commercial space flights.

Rumors started flying when an article in Caribbean Business said the owner of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, had purchased 11 hangars at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.  The former base was used by the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 2003.  The base includes an airport that is used for flights to Culebra and Vieques.

According to Caribbean Business, the Department of Economic Development of Puerto Rico, and representatives of Virgin Galactic have refused to confirm the rumors.



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