two weeks in the West

Thompson, Jonathan
May 2007
High Country News;5/14/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p3
The article provides information about actor James Doohan's launched to the space together with astronaut Gordon Cooper and 200 others. Doohan and his fellow passengers blasted off in a rocket from southern New Mexico desert, passed to the space and then parachuted back to Earth. It was a different experience for Doohan wherein the thrills have been dampened by the fact that they were dead and cremated. However, for the officials of Spaceport America, the blast off was a step towards their ultimate goal of being a departure point for space tourists.


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