Need to get from London to Australia in three hours? Billionaire and Virgin Founder Richard Branson is getting closer to bringing "sub-orbital" travel to reality with the opening of Spaceport America, the home of Virgin Galactic. Located in New Mexico and resembling a set that looks like it came straight out of a big budget sci-fi blockbuster, the Foster + Partners design will house Virgin's White Knight and SpaceShipTwo aircraft where space tourists will soon depart for a 3.5 hour flight that includes six minutes of weightless, sub-orbital flight time. Tickets for flights will cost $200,000. Link / Source
Virgin Galactic reveals the interior of its Gateway to Space facility at Spaceport America
The two floor building will host future Virgin Galactic customers and the company's spaceflight operations.