Future of NM Spaceport on PBS This Week

NM PBS News:

On this week’s edition of New Mexico in Focus, the weekly news and public affairs series from New Mexico PBS, the conversation is about the future of Spaceport America near Alamogordo.

The program airs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. on New Mexico PBS 5.1 and repeats at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

The program can also be seen at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at on New Mexico PBS 9.1.

The New Mexico Senate has approved a liability-limiting measure for companies operating from the Spaceport. If the House follows suit, Virgin Galactic may soon start operations in earnest at the Southern New Mexico facility. But what’s in store for the Spaceport beyond tourism?

NMiF speaks with two men who are looking past a joyride through space. They are M. Brian Barnett, CEO, Satwest and Bill McMillan, co-founder of the New Mexico Aviation Association.

Also on the program, The Line opinion panel debates if New Mexico focusing its costly tax incentives on the right businesses and what needs to change.

Recent news reports say that seven in ten New Mexico births are paid for by Medicaid. Is the level sustainable? How does it rate relative to other states?

Host: Gene Grant. Correspondent: Matt Grubs. Guests: M. Brian Barnett, CEO, Satwest; Bill McMillan, Co-Founder, New Mexico Aviation Association.

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