Virgin Galactic plans new astronaut training facility near Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic has acquired land for a new state-of-the-art astronaut campus and training facility.

The aerospace and space tourism company purchased a site for the campus in Sierra County, New Mexico, close to its primary launch site, Spaceport America. The future facility will help prepare commercial space tourists for flights aboard Virgin Galactic’s air-launched SpaceShipTwo suborbital space plane, as well as accommodate up to three guests per passenger. 


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