Just last Sunday, Richard Branson flew on the groundbreaking voyage of his Virgin Galactic designed SpaceShipTwo. You might have read or even watched the live feed of Richard Branson's trip into outer space. Spaceport America located in the vast New Mexico desert is where the trip began and where he landed upon return to earth. Six years ago, I drove to New Mexico to visit this futuristic place.
I heard one commenter say that the launch location was in the middle of nowhere and that's a pretty accurate description. When I went, I had to make a reservation in advance to meet at a specific location in the town of Truth or Consequences. From there, a tour bus took the small group on a one hour drive in the desert to arrive at the spaceport. In the photo above we had just arrived at the security gate and everyone got out to snap a few photos.