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Spaceport America began construction last Friday

Spaceport America began construction last Friday

Spaceport America, the first spaceport ever began construction last Friday in New Mexico. The spaceport, designed by Foster + Partners and URS Corporation will host commercial operations by private space travel companies, like Virgin Galactic.

The 110,000-plus square foot facility will use cost-effective, energy-efficient green building practices and will be built to be LEED-certified. From earth-tubes that will pre-condition the air to reduce HVAC costs by 50-70% to solar thermal panels on the roof for hot water to the embedded in-floor loop system, Spaceport America is both unique and iconic in terms of visual and environmental design.

Seen at Gizmodo. More images after the break.

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Spaceport America began construction last Friday" 22 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/26125/spaceport-america-began-construction-last-friday/> ISSN 0719-8884
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