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Allowable Industrial Zone Use…Spaceport?

December 8, 2011

From the Denver Post – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told attendees of an aerospace roundtable event being held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science that Front Range Airport is a likely candidate for a spaceport designation with the federal government.

The airport, which is east of Denver International Airport, is comprised of 4,000 acres and is surrounded by 6,000 acres zoned for industrial development.

Gov. Hickenlooper said it is important to have a spaceport that is both in a remote location and has access to the support services it needs.

Gov. Hickenlooper said his administration has sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration stating that it is seeking the designation.

He said the state has the potential to have the designation in place by the end of 2012.

A spaceport designation would allow for the creation of a facility from which space-bound payloads can be launched. The sites are viewed by many as important economic development tools because of…to read the rest of this story, please click here.

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