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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oklahoma Spaceport Struggles into Future

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |
Almost a decade ago, space journalist Jeff Foust called it the "Little spaceport on the prairie" but some now in Oklahoma wonder if the investment is worth it in the above report from KOTV.
 
Georgia, Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii and Texas are considering new public-private spaceports while Alaska, California, Florida, New Mexico and Virginia continue multi-million dollar investments into existing or expanded commercial space launch infrastructure. Oklahoma continues to seek its niche in the NewSpace era.

Private bond investors are looking at the future spaceport business prospects and market studies, indicated in part by a recent article in Bond Buyer Online. 'Wild cards' will enter the marketplace as soon as human commercial space launch carriers start offering cheaper suborbital parabolic and point-to-point flights, low earth orbit stays at commercial space facilities, and short-term stays around the far side of the moon or landing at a surface outpost for commercial science and tourist pleasure.

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