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The $209 million space hub is quickly preparing for Virgin Galactic and SpaceX’s first trips, but it needs to start generating revenue as delays can be expected from both companies.
Spread across 18,000 acres, Spaceport America continues to preen itself here in anticipation of booming business as the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport.
Spaceport America tours are treating ticket-holding visitors to up-close-and-personal encounters with the sprawling complex, located adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico. Ongoing work continues to flesh out both on- and off-site welcome centers, which are expected to be complete next year.