Didn’t receive your invite to the dedication ceremony for Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America near Las Cruces, New Mexico on Friday? Ours was lost in the mail as well, but this video of the event, which saw the christening of the facility’s nearly two-mile long runway and other facilities as well as a flyover and landing by the Virgin space vehicle duo, surfaced Saturday so the rest of us could join in on Sir Richard Branson’s fun.
In spaceport, no one can hear you buying the latest John Grisham book
Spaceport America Conceptual Images URS/Foster + Partners
For everyone looking to hop the next commercial flight to space, your departure gate has finally been announced. Almost two years after the first plans were announced, construction has finally begun on Spaceport America. The spaceport, which will serve as the launch and landing pad for Virgin Galactic flights, is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and represents the first serious commitment of infrastructure to manned commercial spaceflight.