Photo: Jeff Foust

The Kitty Hawk of the Future is here, and its name is Spaceport America.

LAST FRIDAY, THE arrival of VSS Enterprise, the first commercial suborbital spacecraft built by Virgin Galactic, marked the official opening of the spaceport’s gigantic new tarmac near White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico.

Spaceport America is the first dedicated spacecraft launch facility in the world, and will serve as base of operations for Virgin Galactic for the next 20 years.

Check out the video of the landing below, courtesy of Gadling.

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