Virgin Gallactic VSS Enterprise test flight glide
Virgin Gallactic’s VSS Enterprise just completed its first manned test glide mission, bringing them one step closer to commercial spaceflight.

Despite the overwhelming progress that has been made at the Spaceport America just north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, I still encounter many people who are skeptical of the commercial spaceflight industry. There are all kinds of exciting things happening that should put even more doubts to rest. 

Next week the first runway of the Spaceport America will be dedicated during the International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) and Space Week in New Mexico.

commercial personal spaceflightPlus, Spaceport America and personal spaceflight received some great national press today at  Make sure to read CNN’s article “Experts: Huge space tourism expansion just months away” here.

You can follow the progress of the contstruction of the Spaceport America at this blog.  Also, check out this great exclusive footage of Virgin Galactic and Sir Richard Branson’s most recent test launch on October, 10, 2010.

Contact me today at 575-523-2500 if you’d like to hear more about the Spaceport America and for more information about all that Las Cruces, New Mexico has to offer. Picacho Mountain features spectacular Custom Homes, Patio Homes, Town Homes, Neighborhood Retail, Boutique Hotel and more!



New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

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Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

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Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

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