The transition from Earth to space on Virgin Galactic flights should be smooth with a Foster + Partners building.
The first commercial spaceport in the world, Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America was designed by Foster + Partners, the architecture firm of Norman Foster, which is responsible for Apple Park Cupertino. Located in the desert of New Mexico, this hub for astronauts has just been completed and there are only a few months left to enjoy: CEO George Whitesides told AFP expect that the first flights will take place next year. The 62,000-square-meter spaceport includes a control tower, a vehicle shed, a training center and a departures / arrivals lounge for Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital customers and their families. Before flying to space, they will have to train for three days and will enjoy spaces worthy of the best "First Class" lounges of international airlines. As Maxim points out, 600 people have already paid $ 250,000 for a 90-minute journey into space while no flights have been scheduled yet.
Source : GQ
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