Colorado Airport Aims to Trade Airplanes for Space Shuttles

February 15, 2012

It might seem like science fiction: commercial space flights shuttling people across the globe in two hours. But that scenario is on it’s way to becoming reality. And those flights could eventually take off from a small, little-known facility near DIA called Front Range Airport. It’s seeking so-called spaceport status from the feds. And to further entice companies to the state, the airport is pushing a state bill which protects commercial space companies from lawsuits. Dennis Heap, Front Range Airport’s Aviation Director, joined CPR's Zachary Barr to discuss.