Beijing’s Zaha Hadid-Designed Airport

Officially open as of last week, the Daxing International Airport (PKX) in Beijing was conceptualized by the late Zaha Hadid to accommodate an incredible number of passengers and to allow natural light to permeate every corner—the honeycomb-style ceiling making this possible. The $11.5 billion project began in 2014 and will see 45 million passengers pass through annually (100 million by 2025). And while Hadid and …

Inside Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport Terminal

Founded in 2004 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic is an airline that offers trips to the outer rim of our atmosphere—taking off from a strip of dusty land in New Mexico. Tickets start at $200,000 and will afford passengers the opportunity to enter space—a claim typically reserved for NASA-trained astronauts. The trip lasts 90 minutes, courtesy of a supersonic plane, but hours more could …