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Fly Me To The Moon – Spaceport America


Alameda, New Mexico

Construction of a new runway is underway at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. The large concrete runway will also be able to accommodate returning launch vehicles, fly-back rocket boosters and other space launch and training vehicles. The $1.44 million dollar project will use earth tubes for cooling (reducing costs by 50-70%), solar energy for power and has its own wastewater recycling plant.

URS Corporation teamed with Foster and Partners of the United Kingdom to create the winning design. The Construction Manager is Gerald Martin of Albuquerque, NM and the General Contractor is David Montoya Construction of Alameda, NM.

The Albuquerque branch has sold numerous product on the job including wire mesh, mesh chairs, baskets, dowel bars, cure and expansion joint.

The runway is expected to be complete by late Summer 2010 and the Terminal Hangar Facility is projected to be complete by early 2011.

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