TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, has announced the resumption of tours of its southern New Mexico facility in partnership with Las Cruces-based Final Frontier Tours.
Visitors begin their journey at the Spaceport America Visitor Center, a historic adobe building in Truth or Consequences that has educational and interactive space exhibits.
After arriving at the secure Spaceport America site on multi-media theater shuttles, visitors enter the Gateway Gallery with its numerous interactive exhibits and kiosks. Some visitors can choose to experience the G-Shock simulator, which subjects the would-be astronaut to rapid acceleration comparable to what an actual astronaut might feel in flight.
Later, visitors venture into the Spaceport Operations Center and interact with Spaceport America crewmembers and the state-of-the-art fire station before stopping in front of the iconic Gateway to Space terminal/hangar for a photo opportunity.
Spaceport America sits on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range.