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Spaceport America
710 Highway 195 Elephant Butte
SouthWest
505-897-2886

We will discuss the motivating factors that started “NewSpace” or also known as alt.space or entrepreneurial space. The tour will venture inside the spaceport perimeter where you'll witness history in the making: the future home of the personal and commercial spaceflight industry. The tour guide will then point out and explain the different components of the new Spaceport America infrastructure including the , Spaceport Operations Center (SOC), spaceway, fuel storage complex, and the iconic Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space Building. We will go inside the SOC, a 15,000 sq. ft. monolithic two story concrete dome that is home to flight operations, medical triage, executive and contractor offices and emergency vehicles. After we complete the tour of the SOC, we will venture out onto the 12,000 ft x 200 ft “spaceway”. This is a limited opportunity available only during the preview stage of tours of Spaceport America. Finally we’ll be on the apron in front of the Gateway Building. A stunning Norman Foster building that New Mexico’s future visual identity may be built on. New Mexico has a rich history spanning over many centuries. The Spaceport America Preview Tour not only introduces you to the people and places that make up our past, but culminates in a taste of the future. Witness the coming of the Second Space Age. With so much happening in space every day both on-site and around the world, no two tours will be quite the same!