PROJECT COST: $120 Million
Spaceport America will be the world�s first purpose-built commercial spaceport capable of accommodating the activities of both vertical and horizontal launch space vehicles, serving as the base for pre-flight and post-flight activities, and providing a center for interested spectators. The master plan includes: an airfield, internal roadways, water supply and distribution system, waste water collection and treatment system, aircraft rescue and fire fighting station, fuel storage facility and an iconic terminal and hangar facility. The terminal hangar facility will be the centerpiece of Spaceport America, home to Virgin Galactic operations. The project is pursuing LEED gold.
Location: Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Started: July 2009
Target Completion: March 2011
Owner: New Mexico Spaceport Authority
Design Firm: URS Corp./Foster+Partners
Other Design: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; SMPC Architects
Construction Manager: Gerald A. Martin, Ltd.
General Contractors: David Montoya; Summit West; FNF: AUI; CMC of NM; SmithCo; Bateman-Hall; McDade Woodcock
Civil Engineer: DMJM/AECOM
Structural Engineer: ES2
MEP Engineer: HDR