One Giant Leap for Space Tourism

Foster and Partners unveils plans for the world's first tourist spaceport, home to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic fleet

As NASA prepares to retire the space shuttle by the end of the decade, just in time for completion of the International Space Station, the tourism industry is planning to take its own giant leap into the void. Conceptual plans for the world's first tourist spaceport, designed by Foster + Partners, were unveiled today.

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