NH1 News Debates


Oct 6, 2014 1:11 PM

Virgin Galactic partners with Ted Turner lodge

The Associated Press

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging and entertainment options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space.

The company said Monday it's partnering with a lodge in Truth or Consequences that is owned by media mogul Ted Turner.

Aside from lodging, the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa will offer Virgin Galactic customers eco-safaris on Turner's two ranches in southern New Mexico. Combined, the ranches cover more than 800 square miles.

Spaceport America, the world's first dedicated spaceport, is in a remote area, and the lack of luxury lodging has been an issue.

Virgin Galactic announced earlier this year it selected Hotel Encantado de Las Cruces as the preferred hotel for its customers, who will pay $250,000 a person to make the flights from the spaceport.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome