Have Spaceport, Will Fly

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Space travel is coming soon to an airport near you. Just southeast of DIA, the Front Range Airport is finishing up its application to transform itself into a spaceport. It’ll still be a maze of runways and hangars. But the aircrafts taking off will be headed much higher than 30 thousand feet. This could be the next chapter in Colorado’s long aerospace history--and the next chapter financially for an airport that isn't making a profit. Ryan Warner speaks with Barry Gore, head of economic development for Adams County, which owns the Front Range Airport, as well as Jeff Ashby, a former NASA Shuttle astronaut who’s consulting on the new spaceport.

[Photo: XCOR Aerospace's Lynx Space Plane could be one of the aircrafts taking off from Spaceport Colorado. Courtesy XCOR Aerospace]