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Spaceport America is the first spaceport in the world, that looks like a gigantic moth, situated in the reddish-brown dirt of southern New Mexico.

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The $209 million project has attracted worldwide attention due to the fact that it is home to the world’s first commercial passenger spaceline company, Virgin Galactic which has signed a 20-year lease and has already launched 12 suborbital flights from the spaceport as of August 2012.

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It includes basic operational infrastructure such as an airfield, launch pads, terminal / hangar facility, emergency response capabilities, utilities and roadways.

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The complex is located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin in New Mexico, United States just west of the White Sands Missile Range, about 140 km north of El Paso.

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