Designed by Foster + Partners (also working on the new Apple headquarters), this thing looks like a Horseshoe Crab working its way around the beach. Also, a Virgin opening (no pun), wouldn’t be complete without Sir Richard Branson chugging champagne while repelling down the face of the new facility.
When will people actually be flying out of the Spaceport? Probably some time in 2013, as Branson commented that test flights will continue through the next year. Sound business thinking, despite the nonsensicality of pretty much everything else about this.