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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:18 pm
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Post SFS News: FAA Issues Launch Site Operator License for ...   Posted on: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:18 pm
(Spaceport America) - Spaceport America Receives Federal Record of Decision and License to Operate

LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) received its launch license for vertical and horizontal launch from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST). This is a critical step to moving forward with Spaceport America, the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. The FAA/AST has issued Spaceport America a license for vertical and horizontal launches, after providing the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) Record of Decision (ROD) which was needed for construction to begin.|

“These two governmental approvals are the next steps along the road to a fully operational commercial spaceport,â€


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Exiting FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell: “You’ll notice I’m throwing new runways, equipment, money, jobs, acronyms, programs, kudos, and concocted self-serving study “resultsâ€


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