Spaceport: Ready for takeoff soon, please.

New Scientist reveals the new design for Spaceport America, to be built in the New Mexico desert in 2008:

The designers of Spaceport America opted for a “low-lying, organic shape” that they say will blend into the surrounding landscape while conveying “the thrill of space travel”.

The spaceport will be the headquarters of Virgin Galactic, which will begin test flights of its passenger spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo, in 2008 and aims to be taking paying passengers to the edge of space by 2010.

That’s next year. Commercial spaceport. Dude. Pictures at the link.