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Gov. Brewer to visit Tucson space engineering company

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona's governor Jan Brewer will be visiting a leading space engineering company in Tucson on Wednesday afternoon.

Governor Brewer will also be signing a piece of legislation that will help the public travel to the edge of space one day. She is expected to arrive around 2 p.m. today.

She will be visiting Paragon Space Development Corporation, she will then sign the bill that will help companies like Paragon develop the technology to build a capsule that will help the 'average joe' float at the edge of space. 

World View Enterprises is the developer behind the capsule, they were created by Paragon and plan to launch commercial flights using a capsule like this one by 2016.

It basically gives passengers the breathtaking view of the earth below them.

HB-2163 is the bill that is expected to set the legal foundations and preconditions, a sort of insurance for the these future spaceflight activities.

Governor Brewer will be in Tucson by 2 p.m. this afternoon to visit Paragon, just north of I-10 and Irvington on Michigan Street. 

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