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World View completes first launch at Spaceport Tucson

Spaceport Tucson completes inaugural launch
Spaceport Tucson completes inaugural launch
Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 01:14:44-04

World View has completed its first high-altitude balloon launch at Spaceport Tucson.

The launch marks the activation of the PSaceport which received its FAA certification weeks ago and is managed by World View through a contract with Pima County, the Spaceport's owner.

Today was an exciting one for World View and Pima County with the activation of Spaceport Tucson and the first launch of a World View stratollite from its home base of operations. World View is meeting all of Pima County’s expectations, bringing dozens of new, high-paying jobs to our region and attracting the attention and interest of many, many aerospace companies. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for World View and our Spaceport, said Sharon Bronson, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Pima County built Spaceport Tucson in 2016 as part of an economic development plan focused on aerospace and technology.

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