Have Spaceport, Will Fly

October 25, 2013

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]