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Turner Enterprises Teams Up with Spaceport America

Spaceport America

Ted Turner Reserves and Spaceport America have Developed an Exclusive, Behind-the-scenes, Immersive Tour of the Iconic Commercial Spaceport in New Mexico

PRNEWSWIRE – Spaceport America, New Mexico and Atlanta, Georgia – January 14, 2016 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport and Ted Turner Reserves, provider of individually crafted eco-conscious journeys to Ted Turner-owned properties, have partnered to offer the new Spaceport America Immersion Excursion.

Ted Turner Reserves in New Mexico offers unique adventures tailored to deliver insightful and exhilarating experiences at four locales: Turner’s Ladder, Armendaris and Vermejo ranches and Sierra Grande. Each well-appointed property reflects its surrounding geography and its area’s rich history. The close proximity of Spaceport America to Sierra Grande (a hotel with hot springs and full spa) and the Armendaris and Ladder ranches presents a serendipitous opportunity for this exclusive partnership.

The Spaceport America Immersion Excursion is a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. For a one-of-a-kind experience, guests can opt to land their private aircraft at 9NM9 spaceway 16-34, Spaceport America’s two-mile-long spaceway designed to accommodate all types of space and air vehicles known to humankind.

Alternatively, expert Turner Reserves adventure guides can arrange for helicopter transport or drive guests to the Spaceport America destination.

Once on site, Spaceport America crew members welcome guests providing them with exclusive access to the inner workings of a commercial spaceport. Guests have the opportunity to interact with Spaceport America aerospace and site operations crew members as they tour the futuristic horizontal launch area within the 18,000-acre campus.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Ted Turner Expeditions and the opportunity to expand our invitation to space and welcome more guests,” said Spaceport America CEO Christine Anderson. “By offering an immersive look at the inner workings of a real live commercial spaceport, we hope our guests will depart inspired about the dynamic commercial space industry.”

“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Spaceport America to offer our Ted Turner Expeditions guests in New Mexico this exclusive opportunity to virtually explore space,” said Ted Turner, founder of Ted Turner Expeditions. “The Immersion Excursion tour is a natural and exciting add-on for our guests who visit this beautiful part of the Southwest to escape and indulge their curiosity about the natural world.”

To book a tour or to learn more about Ted Turner Reserves and the Spaceport America Immersion Excursion, call 877-2TURNER or go to

About Ted Turner Reserves
Introduced in 2015 as Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX), Ted Turner Reserves’ eco-conscious journeys are individually crafted and tailored to their specific North American locales: Turner’s Ladder, Armendaris and Vermejo ranches and Sierra Grande in New Mexico, and St. Phillips Island off the coast of South Carolina. These unique adventures are intended to deliver insightful and exhilarating experiences, while also providing extraordinary guest service. Ted Turner Reserves is committed to making a difference by inspiring individual action to preserve the integrity of our earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

About Spaceport America
Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, boasts 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot spaceway, and 340+ days of sunshine and low humidity. Two of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are now tenants at Spaceport America; Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.