The world's first commercial spaceport, called Spaceport America, started being constructed in New Mexico last Friday. Spaceport America will host commercial operations by private space travel companies like that of Virgin Galactic.
The design for this new, commercial space industry was created by American and British architects, who were chosen after competing in an international design competition.
Implications - The rise of Spaceport America can lead us to believe that everyday citizens will be a lot more involved in space travel than ever before. Private space travel seems like something out of a fantasy novel, but the time has come where people can board a spaceship and take an otherworldly trip.