Specifically, the bill would provide up to $2,500 in income tax deductions per year, not to exceed $8,000 total, for commercial space launch services. It would take effect Jan. 1, 2013 and it's only applicable to people residing in Virginia while still alive. It sunsets in 2021, and the goal is to foster private space industry growth at Wallops, according to Kilgore. Wallops (and Spaceport America in New Mexico) could see lots more action in the wake of the space shuttle's retirement. The Virginia Legislature will debate the bill next year, according to the Virginian-Pilot.