POSTED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 3:54pm
LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) — New Mexico's Spaceport America will soon start launching passengers into space, and Hollywood movie star Leonardo Dicaprio plans on being on one of the first flights. According to People Magazine, three bidders paid $3.8 billion dollars last night to fly with Dicaprio aboard a Virgin Galactic flight.
Passenger flights from the facility just north of Doña Ana County are set to begin early next year. It's unclear which exact day Dicaprio and the others will launch.