- a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc.
Origin of spaceport
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Examples from the Web for spaceport
Then there is the case of Spaceport America in New Mexico, near the small city of Truth & Consequences.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole
November 1, 2014
Building the Spaceport cost New Mexico taxpayers $212 million.
Musk is there, too, having taken a three-year lease at Spaceport for testing reusable rockets.
As a trade-off for those funds, Galactic is committed to creating a Spaceport in Abu Dhabi—a place that loves excess.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams
January 30, 2014
He watched the ambulance flit off as he waited for the Spaceport Patrol.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
One instant, starship Thirteen had been light-months from Earth, the next it was sitting in the Spaceport.Subjectivity
They stowed their newly purchased equipment inside and started to climb in as Astro announced, "Spaceport, driver!"The Revolt on Venus
"Spaceport traffic control to Polaris," reported the traffic officer, his face in focus on the teleceiver screen.On the Trail of the Space Pirates
"Spaceport traffic control to Connel," came a voice in reply over the audioceiver.Sabotage in Space
- a base equipped to launch, maintain, and test spacecraft
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