First peek at spaceport set today

A first look at what designers have in mind for Spaceport America will be unveiled today during a morning news conference at New Mexico State University.

The San Francisco firm URS and a British outfit, Foster+Partners, recently beat out several other teams for the rights to design the terminal and hangar which will serve as the headquarters for anchor tenant Virgin Galactic.

Though the architectural renderings are not final, they will give a glimpse as to what direction the spaceport design may take.

The $198 million project in southern Sierra County is scheduled to break ground next year and will open some time in 2009 or 2010.

Source:  Las Cruces Sun-News

Also, ABC station in New Mexico has good video story here

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