Econintersect: Virgin Galactic has opened the world’s first space port in southern New Mexico. The 120,000 square foot facility has been dedicated as “Spaceport America” in a ceremony attended by Virgin CEO Richard Branson (pictured), New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and 800 guests. The ceremony featured a fly over by Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo (pictured below). Branson’s company has sold 455 reservations at $200,000 each for early 2.5 hour flights and has $58 million in deposits from those customers.
Roadway approach to Spaceport America.
Terminal building at Spaceport America.
WhiteKnight Two and SpaceShip Two flying over Spaceport America.
Read more details and see many more pictures at Gizmag.
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