Virgin Galactic Reveals Mission Control For Space Tourism Written 15 August 2019

15 August 2019
The AP reports that on Thursday, Virgin Galactic “officials will offer the first glimpse” of “the once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility...where Virgin Galactic will run its commercial flight operations.” The company “posted on social media earlier this week that its carrier plane had landed in New Mexico and its main operating base was now at the spaceport.” Spaceport America, the “custom-tailored headquarters where Virgin Galactic will run its commercial flight operations,” contains “a preparation area for pilots and a lounge for paying customers and their friends and families.” Mission control for Virgin Galactic’s space tourism product is housed “within the futuristic building” in a “remote spot in the New Mexico desert.” (Image: A crowd gathers outside Spaceport America for a 2011 dedication ceremony as Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo sits on the tarmac. | Associated Press–©)
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