NE of Mojave Airport, but west of the Hwy 58 Bypass.
As stated earlier, Mojave Airport is
THE manufacturing leader of spacecraft that will
commercialize space travel. Scaled Composites of Mojave has already
built and flown
into sub-orbital space with its well publicized SpaceShipOne. Scaled
Composites is now
testing SpaceShipTwo which will transport 6 paying
passengers to experience space travel. Big money is involved
in this venture. Northrop Grumman
now owns Scaled Composites and Virgin
Atlantic, the airlines owned by billionaire Richard
Branson, has signed on as a joint venture partner. Mojave
Airport, in June of 2004, became the nation’s first licensed spaceport
and today remains an active airport and a civilian flight test center.
As the commercial space travel industry grows, Mojave will likely grow
and improve its spaceport facilities as space travel companies will
want to be close to the firms that design and build the spacecraft.
The state of New Mexico has dedicated $300M for their own spaceport,
which will be
used exclusively for sub orbital space travel and testing. The spaceport
construction and is hoped to be completed by summer
Mojave, besides it bright future in development of aerospace aircraft,
is also a major
transportation hub as trucking, rail, and aircraft all
converge in Mojave for the
distribution of goods for the western United States. The area west of
SE of Tehachapi, is becoming a hi-tech wind farm
location with millions of dollars
being invested by one the world leaders in renewable energy, EnXco.
SAFETY & CAUTION: Anyone inspecting, or walking on the property,
off the road, should be aware that rattlesnakes and other desert wild life
could be in the area. Be
careful and use common sense!