This Day in Oklahoma History

05 December

Oklahoma Spaceport

The Oklahoma Space Authority took title to the Clinton-Sherman Airpark on December 5, 2006. The Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, also known as the Oklahoma Spaceport is an authorized spaceport near Burns Flat, Oklahoma, in the western part of the state. It is expected to be a launch site for space tourism flights as early as 2008. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a license to the site in June 2006 to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) to "oversee the takeoff and landing of suborbital, reusable launch vehicles".[1] The license expires in five years and requires regular safety inspections by the FAA. Individual operators must also secure a separate license in order to make space flights from the facility. more...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

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