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PHOTO: Spaceport America, the International Space

Spaceport America is the world's first facility devoted exclusively to serve commercial flights into space.  The airport is also intended for the millionaires who want to travel into space using a Virgin Galactic flight.

Airport which was built in 2006 was located in a remote desert near the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States.  Spaceport America near the White Sands Missile Range, U.S. Air Force military facilities.

In the western region airports, available facilities for office administration support Virgin Galactic (private airline owned by millionaire space Richard Bronson) and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority.

Central region, which has a hangar covering an area of 4366 square meters are used to accommodate aircraft White Knight Two and SpaceShipTwo.  Two vehicle that can deliver humans into space.  In the eastern region, there are areas of training, operations, the departure hall, dressing room space, and public areas.

In the restaurant and the mission control room, visitors can see first hand apron, runway, and the scenery behind it.

The airport is also designed environmentally friendly.  He uses a technology called "Earth Tubes" to cool the building, using a panel of sunlight, heating and cooling underground, as well as natural ventilation in summer.  Visitors can take advantage of shuttle bus service to the Spaceport.
Although construction of the airport have not really finished, but since October 2009, eight sub-orbital flight mission (100 kilometers above sea level) has been launched from the airport.  The airport itself will be completely new, built in 2011.

PHOTO: Spaceport America, the International Space Reviewed by Nona Lia on 7:26 AM Rating: 5
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