Virgin Spaceport
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Inside the Virgin Spaceport

31 March 2011 Last updated at 00:01 BST

Virgin Galactic hopes to launch fare-paying passengers into space some time in the next two years.

They will fly their spaceship from a purpose-built Spaceport in the New Mexico desert.

The BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Scott has been given a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.