Mojave Air and Space Port
A Marine Corps Company standing in front of their barracks after the Marine took over the airport
The Mojave airport used to aid in transporting gold and siliver
XCOR Ez Rocket zoom through the sky
The Voyager, the first aircraft to fly around the world without refueling
Backstory and Context
From the time Kern County took over ownership of the airport, Mojave Air and Space Port was transformed into a civilian research center covering over 3300 acres and serving as the home of aeronautical breakthroughs such as SpaceShipOne. In 2004, this project won a $10 million price. Another breakthrough achieved at this location occurred when the Voyager became the first manned aircraft in history to fly around the world without stopping. The XCOR EZ Rocket was later developed here and operates using rubbing alcohol and liquid oxygen as fuel. In 2004, this facility became the first private airport to obtain a commercial spaceflight license.