Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Virgin Galactic Opens 1st Commercial Space Port.

Named Spaceport America, this first of its kind commercial spaceport  is nearing completion in New Mexico. The newly completed 2 mile long runway is 42" thick and is able to accommodate all types of known spacecraft in existence. The spaceport when finished will be able to house up to five spacecraft and two guiding planes. This truly is history in the making... and It's pretty incredible to think that space tourism and commercial space flight is possible within our lifetime...
Virgin CEO Richard Branson: “The last few weeks have been some of the most exciting in Virgin Galactic’s development. Our spaceship is flying beautifully and will soon be making powered flights, propelled by our new hybrid rocket motor, which is also making excellent progress in its own test program. The investment deal with our new partners Aabar has successfully closed, securing funding for the remainder of the development program and we are seeing unprecedented numbers of people coming forward to secure their own reservations for this incredible experience. To be here in New Mexico to witness this historic moment is the perfect end to a great month.”

via digitaltrends

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