Spaceport America

Spaceport America | Sierra County, NM, US
New Mexico Spaceport Authority
Sierra County, New Mexico, USA

HDR and Gerald Martin Construction are providing construction management services for Spaceport America, located 45 miles north of Las Cruces, N.M. Spaceport America is the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, overseen by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA). The project is a combined effort of the State of New Mexico and Virgin Galactic (VG). VG, the world's first commercial "spaceline" company, will own and operate its privately-built spaceships for sub-orbital space flights.

The project includes an airfield, internal roadways, a water supply and distribution system, an aircraft rescue and fire fighting station, a fuel storage facility, and a 110,000-square-foot combined terminal and hangar facility designed by URS Corporation and Foster + Partners.

The spaceport is an iconic project that has already received worldwide recognition. Designed to accommodate both vertical-launch and horizontal-launch aircraft and space vehicles, it will serve as the base for pre-flight and post-flight activities, and will be known as the birthplace of commercial space flight. 

The Spaceport has been registered for LEED Gold certification and has a construction cost of approximately $200 million.