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The Daily Press (via the Los Angeles Times) reports that Virginia's General Assembly will debate a bill which would provide a tax deduction for those willing to send cremated ashes to space from Wallops Island.
The bill, which the General Assembly will debate next year, would provide a Virginia income tax deduction up to $2,500 a year for such burials. The total deduction could not exceed $8,000.

Proponents hope the measure will provide revenue for the spaceport, which is expanding because NASA decided to cancel the space shuttle program. The facility, which describes itself as a "full-service, FAA-licensed spaceport," is located at Wallops Island on Virginia's coast.

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