Photos: Take a Tour of Spaceport America

The Main Hangar

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The main hangar will fit up to six of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo vehicles, and two of its WhiteKnightTwo motherships.

Pre-weathered for a Rusty Look

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The hangar includes glass and pre-weathered metal, which was oxidized for a rusty look to harmonize with the desert.

Virgin Galactic Offices

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Virgin Galactic offices will also be located in this central space, which will have areas for astronauts as well as friends and family.

Balcony for Viewing Takeoffs and Landings

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A high balcony will offer exceptional views of takeoff and landing.

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