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First Spaceport Ever Begins Construction this Friday

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This newly-released image shows the sun rising over Spaceport America. It hasn't been built yet, but construction starts this Friday. It will be the beginning of the real future, the stuff dreams are made of.*

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Spaceport America will be the first spaceport in history, and it will host commercial operations by private space travel companies, like Virgin Galactic.

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I'm sure that—in a few centuries—this structure will be buried under multiple layers belonging to another huge structure: A giant spaceport—one of many in the world—in which massive spacecrafts will be lifting off and arriving from trips from the Moon, Mars, Titan, and Europa. Or at least, I hope that's what will happen.

* Apparently, the stuff dreams are made of look like vaginas from the air. Rubber vaginas.

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I think during design planning, before the lights were added, someone said "This is good, but it needs to be more futurey." Then, someone else said, "Yeah you are right. Let's add more blue lights. That will really jack up the futurey factor." Then the geeks bumped pocket protectors and drank their chocolate milk. (Kidding aside it is pretty damn cool they are building this in my back yard. Really I think the blue lights are pretty darn cool if they put them in... but not worth the pocket-protector-bump though.)