Spaceport America is the world’s first FAA licensed purpose-built, commercial spaceport designed with the needs of the commercial space business in mind. Unique geographic benefits, striking iconic design and the tradition of New Mexico space leadership are being leveraged to unlock the potential of space for everyone.
The $200 million dollar spaceport includes basic operational infrastructure such as an airfield, launch pads, hangars, emergency response capabilities, 24/7 security, utilities and roadways. The site is capable of accommodating the activities of both vertical and horizontal takeoff space launch vehicles, serving as the base for pre-flight and post-flight activities, and providing a tourism experience for interested visitors and spectators. The spaceport also presents a unique opportunity to excite students regarding space technology and the underlying science and mathematics.