Monday, October 17, 2011

Virgin Galactic's Hanger / Terminal - Spaceport America completed

Tim Sayell sends in an article from Yahoo News that says after four years of delays, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic terminal and hanger is finally finished. New Mexico governor Susana Martinez dedicated the Spaceport America terminal hanger facility,recently.

As you know, Virgin Galactic will be charging $200,000 per passenger, for a sub-orbital flight. Even at the, no pun intended, sky high price, 455 people have already bought tickets for the 2 1/2-hour suborbital flights that include only about five minutes of weightlessness.

All activities will be handled at the 110,152-square-foot hangar that will house the company's two spacecraft, mission control and a waiting area for the space tourists.

1 comment:

Beam Me Up said...

JON sent in this reply and I accidentally deleted it.

I'm accepting donations to send me into space... my wife has already contributed $5.00...

Sorry about that Jon