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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:08 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Thu May 29, 2014.

Virgin Galactic has signed an agreement with the FAA - a significant move toward its first space launch from Spaceport New Mexico.

Richard Branson and his partners have committed to launching its first commercial space flight from New Mexico by the end of 2014. Hundreds of passengers -- including celebrities -- have paid deposits for recreational trips into zero gravity.

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Bruce Krasnow is a native of Chicago and worked at publications in Illinois, Florida and Washington State before joining The New Mexican in 1996. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

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