SCALED COMPOSITES – VIRGIN GALACTIC MOJAVE HANGARS
Heading into new territory
It’s not just taking everyday people into space that’s breaking new ground. The flight hangar we designed for this facility is the first LEED-certified flight hangar in the country—a big deal if you imagine cooling a space that big efficiently. The overall facility was designed to accommodate several very different activities: manufacturing spacecraft, performing test flights, and training future astronauts. With those three functions and the fact that this was the first private space-flight center taking the public into space, it’s safe to say this building type had no precedents.