|Flight of fancy? Spaceport America is billed as the world's first purpose-|
built commerical spaceport. Photo: Daily Mail.
Phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport is now 90% completed in time for first flights in 2013.
Phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport, which will be the hub for Virgin's consumer spaceflights, is now 90 per cent complete.
The 1,800-acre Spaceport America site, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is the home base for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's most ambitious business venture yet.
It already boasts a runway stretching to nearly two miles long, a futuristic styled terminal hanger, and a dome-shaped Space Operations Centre.
Read more of Damien Gayle's article at the Daily Mail.