When Las Cruces, New Mexico first began working to acquire the bid as the site for the Spaceport America, I have to admit that I had my doubts this project would ever become a reality. I am happy to report that the dream of the visionaries at Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, and others is in fact becoming reality just outside of Las Cruces, NM!
I’ve spent the last 18 months educating myself and getting involved in the Spaceport America project. I’ve taken time to learn about commercial spaceflight and its amazing implication for future education, research, and New Mexico tourism. I have come to realize that the vision of Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic and others involved goes far beyond just giving wealthy individuals the chance to travel to space. The vision is also includes opening the doors of research and eduction like never before.
In case you’re still skeptical, I thought I’d share these photos with you. Construction is underway on the runways and hangar facilities at the Spaceport America location in Upham, New Mexico. The Virgin Galactic hangar is expected to be complete as soon as next year.
You can also watch this great video from Travel Guide New Mexico for more information about the Spaceport America.
I am excited to watch as this dream becomes a reality here in Las Cruces, New Mexico.