Saturday, February 11, 2012

N. Mex.'s Spaceport America Seeks Tourists

New Mexico's Spaceport America Aims High to Woo Space Age Tourists

Date: 10 February 2012 Time: 11:34 AM ET
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Conceptual rendering of the planned on-site visitors center at Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Conceptual rendering of the planned on-site visitors center at Spaceport America in New Mexico.
CREDIT: NMSA

A giant spaceport under construction in New Mexico is aiming not only to be the launching site for a new fleet of private spaceships, but a tourist destination in its own right, its designers say.
New plans released Tuesday (Feb. 7) detail the immersive visitor experience in store for tourists who visit Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M. — whether or not they plan launch spaceward on a rocket flight.

MORE: http://www.space.com/14537-spaceport-america-tourists-visitor-experience.html




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