VSS Enterprise takeoff
Here, the VSS Enterprise takes off from the Mojave Spaceport at 7:05 a.m. Monday.
Once Virgin Galactic's public program is up and running, flights will take off from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. Construction has already begun to provide Spaceport America with a new runway designed to accommodate horizontal launch space and air operations. Expected to be completed by late summer 2010, the 10,000-foot-long by 200-foot-wide concrete runway is designed for day-to-day space tourism activities like those planned by Virgin Galactic, as well as being able to accommodate returning launch vehicles and other space launch and training vehicles.
March 22, 2010 3:39 PM PDT
Photo by: Mark Greenberg
| Caption by: James Martin
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