Moment of truth nears for sleepy New Mexico town on cusp of space flight

Description:Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is typical of many small towns across America, where main streets, store fronts and lifestyles seem trapped in an earlier era, somehow immune to the rapid drive of technology and the frenetic pace of the big cities. Spaceport America is currently host two commercial space flight companies, Sir Richard Branson's Vir..(more)

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is typical of many small towns across America, where main streets, store fronts and lifestyles seem trapped in an earlier era, somehow immune to the rapid drive of technology and the frenetic pace of the big cities. Spaceport America is currently host two commercial space flight companies, Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, as well as Elon Musk's SpaceX. Virgin Galactic is hoping that the inaugural flight of SpaceShipTwo will occur later this year, carrying Branson from the 12,000-foot (3,657m) runway to suborbital space for some five minutes of weightlessness. And for the people of T or C, like local artist Roy Lohr, they hope the arrival of what could become a world-changing industry will help their wallets, but not ruin their way of life. SOUNDBITE: Roy Lohr saying (English): "I see articles on the mainstream news about the spaceport and I think it's hard for locals to realize the impact it's going to have, but it's so s

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