Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hard Hat Tours of Spaceport America Start December 5th!

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the construction site at Spaceport America. Frankly, I was prepared to be unimpressed - how impressive could the construction of a 10,000 foot runway be, right?

Wrong. It is one thing to know that construction has started. It is quite another to actually stand on the runway and look down the length of it. In Hawai'i, we call it "chicken skin". You stand there and think "oh's REALLY happening".

Now the general public has the opportunity to visit the construction site, via a Spaceport Hard Hat Tour. Tours, currently scheduled for the weekends of December 5-6 and 19-20, depart the Sierra Grande Lodge in Truth or Consequences at 8am & 1pm on Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday. Tours last about 4 hours; cost is $59 per person. Sign up on the Spaceport America website! Here is a great description of the tour courtesy of the Las Cruces Sun News:
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