Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Eastern Spaceport) in the Russian Far East.
You may remember that Virgin Galactic planned to build a Spaceport in New Mexico. Well, a winning design has now been chosen, and construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility is set to start in 2008. Is it just me, or does "spaceport" sound a little bit too sci-fi?
Apparently space travel for the common man is closer than we thought, at least according to one county in New Mexico. They've just approved a tax meant to pay for a spaceport, so I guess that means there's a need for a spaceport, right?