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Virgin Galactic opens up interior of Gateway to Space

Posted 16 August 2019 · Add Comment

Virgin Galactic has revealed the first phase of the interior of Spaceport America in New Mexico, the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport.



Above: Virgin Galactic's Spaceflight System VMS Eve, prepares for flight at Spaceport America.
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For the first time, Virgin Galactic is revealing two major parts of the Spaceport.



Above: The Cirrus Level of Gateway to Space, incorporating the flight operations working area.
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These areas constitute the operations centre which houses mission control, pilots’ working area and briefing centre, plus the ground level which will act as a shared lounge area for customers, friends and families and Virgin Galactic employees.



Above: The new Gaia lounge at Gateway to Space, Spaceport America, New Mexico.
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Removing barriers, the ground level provides an area for customers to relax and enjoy their experience alongside Virgin Galactic staff.


 

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