spaceport

noun
space·​port | \ ˈspās-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce spaceport (audio) \

Definition of spaceport

: an installation for testing and launching spacecraft

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Putin himself has intervened to try to get the high-profile spaceport project back on track. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Lots of losers in small launch, Air Force award, Red (Bull) Mars," 7 Sep. 2018 Orion will be used primarily for missions to the moon but might also be used to ferry astronauts to a moon-orbiting spaceport, from where the space flyers might travel to Mars aboard a larger craft known as the Deep Space Transport. NBC News, "A trip to Mars could cause brain damage. Here's how NASA aims to protect astronauts.," 28 Aug. 2019 Virgin is exploring ways to attract a new upscale resort closer to the spaceport, said Stephen Attenborough, Virgin Galactic’s commercial director. Justin Bachmanbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Virgin Galactic unveils its new space base, but no flights yet," 16 Aug. 2019 Billionaire Richard Branson, who is behind Virgin Galactic, and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, first pitched the plan for the spaceport nearly 15 years ago. Washington Post, "Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism," 15 Aug. 2019 George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic’s chief executive, said Thursday at the spaceport. Justin Bachmanbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Virgin Galactic unveils its new space base, but no flights yet," 16 Aug. 2019 Virgin Galactic posted on social media earlier this week that its carrier plane had landed in New Mexico and its main operating base was now at the spaceport. Washington Post, "Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism," 15 Aug. 2019 Modern couches line the floor-to-ceiling windows at the spaceport with panoramic views of the surrounding desert. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Virgin Galactic unveils luxury lounge at its airport for space tourism," 15 Aug. 2019 Today, despite its independence, this spaceport remains the primary launch site for the Russian space program. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Kazakhstan chooses SpaceX over a Russian rocket for satellite launch," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of spaceport

1930, in the meaning defined above

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