Sunday, July 16, 2006

Final Frontier

New Mexico wants to build a $225 million "space hub" where tourists can take off on suborbital flights into the wild black yonder. Let the Roswell jokes begin. They;re going to call it Spaceport America. The old name was Southwest Regional Spaceport, but that "was a mouthful to pronounce and didn't reflect the cutting-edge vision of the project," accroding th AP, citing New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Rick Homans.

Here's the newly redesigned logo:

Perhaps a bigger joke than the Roswell one is "Spaceport America" with a global image of Africa right smack in the middle of it. (And the Middle East at the top and Antarctica peeking up around the bottom.)

It's not like there are no images of New Mexico from space.