With the actor William Shatner making history by becoming the first nonagenarian to be blasted into space, the world's attention has turned skyward toward the final frontier. Some 55 years after making his debut as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Shatner joined the tiny handful of space tourism pioneers by travelling just over 62 miles above the Earth’s surface to experience several minutes of weightlessness, and some incredible views, before parachuting back to terra firma.
Though the costs of travelling into space will make it not an option for many holiday makers, luckily we have a solution. Customers can get a taste of extra-terrestrial life on a visit to Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America, the world's first commercial spaceport, tucked away in the New Mexico desert. We include a tour of this vast facility in this suggested itinerary Planes, Trains and Desert Terains.
Located near the quirkily named New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences, Spaceport America is focused on the research, engineering, manufacturing and testing necessary to launch paying customers into space. As well as a half day tour of the facility travellers may wish to take a dip in the area’s natural hot springs.
For more information call our team on 0800 316 0194.