Fear and Loathing in Truth or Consequences

Neoliberalism, Colonialism, and the Lineage of the Frontier at Spaceport America

Taylor R. Genovese
Sep 2, 2016 · 12 min read
The Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) at Spaceport America. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese

Sunrise on I-25. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
A billboard on the way into Truth or Consequences. Photo: nbcnews.com

Your Invitation to Space is at exit 79
☐ TRUE ☐ FALSE

Truth or Consequences is New Mexico TRUE

The Spaceport America visitor’s center. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
The entrance to the Spaceport America visitor’s center. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese

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The Spaceport America tour shuttle. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
The “Genesis Sculpture” greets new arrivals in the center of a roundabout before reaching the terminal and hanger facility of Spaceport America. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
The shuttle seen in reflection of the terminal and hanger facility’s windows. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
In a scene from the film “Gattaca,” Vincent (Ethan Hawke) watches a rocket launch from the spaceport Gattaca while working as a janitor there. Photo: Columbia Pictures
An artist’s conception of LauncherOne strapped to the wing of a Boeing 747. Photo: geekwire.com
The Journey Upward at the terminal and hanger facility at Spaceport America. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese
Entrance to the exhibit area in the terminal and hanger facility. Photo: Taylor R. Genovese


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STS PhD student @ ASU. Co-Founder Footnotes. Researching outer space anthropology, Cosmism, Proletkult, utopia, multimodality. Motto: Total Gonzo Ⓐnthropology.

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