Space flight firm moving to Roswell, N.M.

July 21, 2006

Sounding more science fiction than science fact, a space flight firm is moving its headquarters from Colorado to Roswell, N.M.

Beyond-Earth Enterprises, a consumer-oriented space flight services firm, is headed to Roswell to lay the groundwork for what it says will become the next step in space travel, the Roswell Daily Record says.

Roswell is the place Robert H. Goddard came to in 1930 to research space rocketry and lay the foundation for what would become the space race, a spokesman for Chaves County points out.

That is why Beyond-Earth founders Joe Latrell and Christopher Gardner have chosen to relocate there, the newspaper said.

Outside the realm of science, a popular conspiracy theory contends the government covered up the crash of a flying saucer in Roswell in 1947.

Latrell says the company will move to a 10,000 square-foot facility near the Roswell International Air Center and hire 40 new employees.

Beyond-Earth's business is selling people a chance to send mementos or their DNA into space.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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