Those of you who know me have heard me talk about the spaceport that is being built in NM. I posted previously about how the spaceport fit in with my long-standing love of space imagery and exploration. While Jo Cose believes that the project is doomed before it’s truly begun, I have this exciting faith in the possibilities of Spaceport America and truly believe it is going to be a historical undertaking and one of the key moments in humanities quest for the stars. My faith is baseless, true, and I have no evidence to back up my assertions and predictions while Jo Cose does have a bit of insider knowledge. In fact, I’ve been wondering if there is any progress happening over at the Spaceport because their blog seems quiescent and the news seemed to be slowing down. Recently, however, a new Executive Director was hired and a test flight was launched and they are expecting the spaceport to be completed in about 2 years.
Even writing this short and simple post has me smiling and the child in me getting excited. The child in me doesn’t get excited by much these days–partly the adult me’s fault–but space can still bring out the wide-eyed sheer wonder of it all attitude that swirls your stomach and makes your heart beat fast but in a good way.