Space & Astronomy
Work begins on New Mexico spaceport
By T.K. Randall
June 22, 2009 · 11 comments
Image Credit: Virgin Galactic
Work has started at the construction site in New Mexico of the world's first ever commercial spaceport. "Spaceport America" is expected to be completed within 18 months and be home to Virgin Galactic's new space tourism services.
Ground has been broken on the construction site of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Those behind the project say that it will help provide a new chapter in space exploration. When finished in 18 months' time, the facility will house Virgin Galactic's space tourism business and other firms working in the commercial space arena. "
Source: BBC News
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