Spaceport America

VIRGIN GALACTIC TO MOVE TO SPACEPORT AMERICA THIS SUMMER AS COMPANY READIES FOR COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program has advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico. The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will commence immediately and continue through the summer, to minimize […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PILOTS AWARDED COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT WINGS

In another historic moment for the commercial spaceflight industry, Virgin Galactic was proud today to see its pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and ‘CJ’ Sturckow, awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the U.S. Department of Transportation in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking first spaceflight from Mojave Air and Space Port CA, on December 13th last year. The […]

SPACEPORT AMERICA NAMES DANIEL HICKS AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, announced that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors has selected Daniel Hicks as the new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows a search by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board’s Search Committee to identify a new CEO, […]

SPACEPORT AMERICA WELCOMES WHITEKNIGHT TWO

Virgin Galactic and Spaceport America Operations teams welcomed WhiteKnightTwo back to the clear blue skies of New Mexico on Monday, April 18. “Preparing the commercial operations crew and WhiteKnightTwo VMS Eve at Spaceport America is an important milestone on the road to commercial human spaceflight service. It was helpful to work alongside local air traffic […]

RICHARD BRANSON UNVEILS VIRGIN GALACTIC’S NEW SPACESHIP NAMED VSS UNITY

February 20, 2016 – Richard Branson yesterday unveiled Virgin Galactic’s much anticipated second SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, California, attended by his family, Virgin Galactic’s Founder Future Astronauts, stakeholders and partners. The ceremony featured four generations of Sir Richard’s family, from his mother Eve, Richard himself, his son Sam, to his grandchild Eva Deia […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC AND Y-3 ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE SPACE-APPAREL PARTNERSHIP

Virgin Galactic has announced a new space-apparel partnership with Y-3. The prototype pilot flight-suit and boot was unveiled at Spaceport America in New Mexico, home to Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space terminal. Y-3 is the collaboration between Japanese design guru Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, which for more than ten years has been at the forefront […]

SPACEPORT AMERICA LAUNCHES GATEWAY TO SPACE VENUE

Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport, announced today the launch of its new venue and event brand Gateway to Space. With the tagline – Earth’s ultimate space venue – Spaceport America’s new venue and event team are leveraging the unique one-of-a-kind destination the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport has become. The location offers […]

FOR THE LOVE OF SPACE

Spaceport America hosted ten Private Pilots and 24 of their guests in a first ever Fly-in event held at the spaceport on Valentine’s Day. Visiting aircraft at the event ranged from a large twin-engine, 6-passenger Cessna aircraft to a two seat, homebuilt, RV 4, parked on the spaceport apron around the iconic “Gateway to Space” […]

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