Virgin Galactic planning an astronaut campus in New Mexico
SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — Aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic has announced it is planning to build an astronaut campus and training facility in southern New Mexico. Company officials said in a statement Tuesday that it has secured land for the project outside Truth or Consequences near the location of Spaceport America. They say the planned facility will include training facilities, accommodations, tailored experiences, an observatory, wellness center and dining options. The facility will only be available to future astronauts of Virgin Galactic and some of their guests. There's no immediate word on when construction of the project will begin.