America’s Galactic Spaceport: Open (13 photos)

Sir Richard Branson has cut the red ribbon on Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America in New Mexico. White Knight Two and Space Ship Two are ready to take visitors into space for a mere $200,000 per ticket. 450 people have already purchased tickets through Ticketmaster and were charged $21,000 in fees.*

*Ticketmaster part is not true, but could be.

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  • Cruzer117

    NICE!

    • Jive

      I wanna join the 31 mile high club!

    • hMMMM

      tickets were not available through ticketmaster, it was a packet sent out to some of the richest people in the world. Believe it or not, I've actually had the chance to see it and it's retarded. Bossman says he'll go after 5 successful trips have been recorded. Rich fucks.

  • forgracie

    Now we just need space ships….from other worlds!

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=900785222 Frédéric Purenne

      Look up virgin space travels, it's already existing!

    • Random_Things

      Well at least they'll have somewhere nice to land now.

  • b0ils

    first bitches!

    • Cruzer117

      Nah 3rd, but nice try loser!

      • b0ils

        crap.

    • jason

      You can't even win at being a loser! You suck.

      • b0ils

        so do you jason

        • Apocalypse_Now

          major comeback!!

  • Jayavc

    I was going to say, if they paid $21,000 in fees to TicketMaster, they are not "Virgins" any longer…Good thing that part of the story is not true.

  • Justin

    I hope people can take cameras with them and bring back footage.. Such a awesome opportunity!

    • hehe

      For 200k, I'd better be able to take a camera!

    • uquestionmyjudgement

      no just been told no cameras on board, thats an order

    • Jak

      For 200k I'm bringing channel 3 news!

  • Ender

    Where's Burt Rutan's credit man. He's the genius behind this ship.

  • Ivoidwarranties

    That's nothing short of awesome.

    Except ticketmaster should be wiped off the planet.

  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    FJJJjiiiiiiiaaaaaAAAAAARST!

    Hugs,
    Paula
    – the one you love to hate

    • uquestionmyjudgement

      paula- if uve got noting scientific to say dont say anything scientific

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Oh, sorry, didn't see that this was a science forum, sorry sorry sorry.

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – the one you love to hate

        • asdf

          get back in the kitchen

          • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

            OMG just 5 words and you can't even get it right.
            So: "get back in the kitchen". So, I'm IN the kitchen. Where do I get BACK to? Shees….

            You say: "Get back to yo mamma", not "Get back in yo mamma", GET IT?

            Hugs,
            Paula
            – the one you love to hate

            • SanDiego

              fuck u

            • Lucky

              I've been busy the past while oh how I've missed you Paula

    • http://www.facebook.com/xJAGGERJACKx Cristian Fabian Bustos Beckenbauer

      I don't hate you Paula. i admire you. keep trolling.

  • jdfish2279

    How much for just a tour of this awesome place?

    • Craigery

      It appears to be free; you just have to be a digital creation like the "people" in those pictures.

  • arsehole

    i'm licensed to kick you arsehole!

    • lardnapkin

      Cool I'll send you my address…..

      • lardnapikin's mind

        QUICK! Delete the comment before my precious positive rating goes down too far!!!

        • lardnapkin

          QUICK Hide your profile and swing your internet dick….POS

          • Broseph Stalin

            You're pathetic

            • lardnapkin

              Hwaaaanggg the Robo Lawyer

          • lardnapkin's mind

            Sorry bud, never really saw a need to make a profile just to have a thumbs up tally. Nice try though…

  • Anonymous

    firstys

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722809282 Oliver Vorian Wang

    Oh my god, it IS true!

  • http://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

    For 200K, that fucker better make the Kessel Run in UNDER 10 parsecs……….

    • adsfsd

      lol awesome

  • fed

    i would go up there and eat ruffled chips while listening to the blue danube waltz

    • love it

      You're all class.

  • chicago

    $21,000 in ticket fees = total bull-crap. 450 people @ 21K totaling $9,450,000. Sir Richard got his investment money back. Top 1% live well.

    • Jason

      you didn't read the print on the bottom, did you?
      "*Ticketmaster part is not true, but could be. "

    • Brutal Deluxe

      Also, Sir Richard doesn't own Ticketmaster. Nevertheless he makes the spaceport, he charges what he wants. When you make your own spaceport, and you won't because you're too busy bitching, you can charge whatever extras you see fit.

      • EastSidePaul

        I'm going to make my own spacecraft, called The Spruce Moose, it will carry two hundred passengers from New York's Idlewild Airport to the Belgian Congo in seventeen minutes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000681927439 Kyle Shubert

          "Smithers, hop in the Spruce Moose!"
          "Uh, I don't think I'll fit, sir."
          *Points gun and cocks it* "I said 'HOP IN!'"

    • BabyMistakes

      I haven't heard the term "bull-crap" in years. Gave me a good chuckle.

    • ShakeyTheMoyle

      Oh the horror of being the 99%…lol the ridicule you folks deserve….lololololxD…such baboons lol….ohhhh, sigh….ok…wipes tear….hahahahaha lol ok im done!:D

  • Iam_Dave

    would be nice to see our blue marble

    • SpacemanSpiff_

      i hate seeing blue balls

  • stryder

    its not america's its british it was just built in america bellends.

    • Eddie

      Virgin America is American.

      By law, it cannot be fully British.

    • yep

      and Manchester United is now an American team…

  • uquestionmyjudgement

    #13 thats definatly phottoshopped, ok today on aplane is born they ruled out the possibility of a three tier fusalarge this is obsurd it can not and shall not be done,

    • SpacemanSpiff_

      obviously, you are not a billonaire

    • Craigery

      "Man can not fly. Nothing heavier than air can fly. It can not and shall not be done." – 19th century man.

    • Keith

      dude, at least do some research before u post n make ur self sound like a dumbass…

    • http://www.facebook.com/zebulonmiller Zebulon Miller

      Which part of that statement is supposed to qualify as English?

      • Brutal Deluxe

        Lay off. He spelled 'of' right.

    • Lawndart

      Are you trolling? Even though you obviously don't have a degree in aerospace engineering, you still can't really be that ignorant can you?

    • brokeneggshells



      !
      Definitely photo-shopped

  • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

    Nerds for the WIN

  • EJz

    Pretty sure the investment was more than 9.45mill

    • Ha.Ha.

      yeah that would be BILLION

    • endlesssummerkid

      90 mil

    • http://www.facebook.com/tdgonzales T.d. Gonzales

      Yeah NM is getting screwed as a state on that deal. When you actually work the numbers and read the contract with Virgin Richardson screwed us good.

  • Heynow

    For 200k I'd expect no baggage check fees, and a complimentary blow-job for the female flight crew.

    • Brutal Deluxe

      What kind of females are you trying to give blow jobs to? I think I might have some bad news for you.

      • yep

        Direct from Bangkok, Thailand…

    • http://www.facebook.com/zebulonmiller Zebulon Miller

      Blow job for the flight crew, eh?

    • Eddie

      You're going to pay 200k AND give the flight crew head?

      • yep

        That's a great job if you can get it! "What did you do at work today hon?" "Fly to space, got blown by everyone on board…how was your day?"

    • Heynow

      *FROM the female flight crew. What I"m not allowed to make typos?

      • Lawndart

        Your'e allowed. Just beware the consequences.

        • http://www.facebook.com/Wil.Pwr Will Harding

          *Your'e*

          Fail

  • uquestionmyjudgement

    it is said burt reynolds is the pilot

  • Eric

    This is a 40 minute drive from my house. Can see some of it from the highway. Have friends who were involved in some part of it. (Enginneers from White Sands Test Facility) I still haven't gone out there yet tho.

    • soda pop

      No one cares…..

      • derp

        speak for yourself dipshit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440566705 Taylor Murphy

      Cruces?

    • SJay

      That place would have interesting "I hate my work" photos.

    • fibonacci5150

      cool story bro, keep us updated and send pics if u get to visit!

  • Lowrent75

    Sweet. It would be fantastic to take a ride.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440566705 Taylor Murphy

    live an hour from the spaceport and it's really humbling to go view it in person and see how cool it is =D

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