Spaceport America in Las Cruces
Spaceport America, located just an hour from Las Cruces, is defining space travel for this generation. Built specifically in support of commercial space travel, Spaceport America is home to space vehicles belonging to Virgin Galactic and SpaceX. Spaceport America is home to an impressive list of world-leading aerospace companies. The facility's anchor tenant is Virgin Galactic, and other resident companies include Lockheed Martin and Up Aerospace, Inc. Virgin Galactic is the first commercial spaceline that plans to offer public space travel.
Las Cruces Space Tourism
The best way to experience the world of Spaceport America is through a tour of the facility. Follow the Sun Tours offers bus tours, which operate Friday through Sunday and include a drive down the main runway, as well as a hard hat tour of the Spaceport Operations Center. This extensive tour lasts 3 - 4 hours and also includes interesting stories about New Mexico history and some of its famous characters, as well as an in-depth spaceport introduction. For more details, visit ftstours.com.