Exclusive Desert Party Pics: Kate Winslet, Branson, Buzz and More

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet.

The dedication of Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space drew hundreds of people to the high desert of New Mexico on Monday. There were some famous faces and not so famous ones, which I’ve put together in this little essay, “The Faces of NewSpace.” Enjoy!

Rep. Steve Pearce, Gov. Susana Martinez and Richard Branson pose before SpaceShipTwo.
Buzz Aldrin at the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space dedication ceremony.
Virgin Galactic future astronaut Per Wimmer.
Richard Branson and his mother, Eve.
Future Virgin Galactic astronaut John Criswick with Sara Ainslie.
Virgin Galacttic's George Whitesides and Stephen Attenborough with New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Christine Anderson.
Princess Beatrice, fifth in line to the British throne.
Virgin Galactic pilot Keith Colmer.
Southwest Research Institute's Alan Stern.
The Challenger Center's June Scobee Rodgers.