New Space Port in Oklahoma....and you think I'm kidding....


#1

Only in Oklahoma…

FAA approves Oklahoma Spaceport
AP - 6/13/2006 12:47 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A proposed space port in western Oklahoma has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for an operator’s license.

The FAA announced today its issuing a non-federal commercial launch site operator license to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority for its spaceport at Burns Flat.

The development authority will still need a separate launch license or permit from the FAA before sending commercial flights into space.

Operators of the spaceport hope to run a space tourist business by selling tickets to suborbital flights into space that would take off and land at the former Clinton-Sherman Airpark in Burns Flat.


#2

…and California
calspace.com/company.htm


#3

Why CA? They already have way too many space cadet out there!!!


#4

Excuse me!?!?!?! That’s “nuts,” not space cadets. (Your’s truly excepted, of course!)


#5

You? An exception? Look at your avitar!!! NO WAY!!!


#6

Haven’t you been down to visit Rocketplane yet Pik?

They’re right next to the WIA museum.


#7

Freaks…


#8

You? An exception? Look at your avitar!!! NO WAY!!!

Not a space cadet or a nut because I’m a Martian! It’s you earthlings who are space cadets. We populated your puny planet.


#9

They’ll have a hell of a time launching in the spring, with your crazy weather patterns, storms, tornadoes, etc.

Note to OSIDA: Don’t forget the huge lightning rod!!


#10

And in the winter with those damn northern winds, clouds, rain, sleet, snow…man, I really wish that Texas would quit sucking and Kansas quit blowing…

Think about it…if you still can’t get it, I’ll explain it to you.


#11

I get it, in several ways…


#12
  1. Northerly winds from KS thru OK to TX
  2. Texas sucks
  3. Kansas blows

#13

Exactly…It comes from a joke about why OK is so windy…


#14

In Ohio, we have a saying about directions to Michigan:

Go West 'till you smell it, then North 'till you step in it… :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp:

Go Bucks.


#15

I worked at the Dallas Cowboy summer camp as an equip. mgr in college with a guy from The OSU. He taught me a “nice” version of the Michigan fight song…


#16

5 points for you, Pika!! You had the attention to detail to call it The OSU, as is proper. There are lots of OSU-Michigan slam songs, and I’m sure there are several from the dark side as well.

I used to have a t-shirt that had Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes) standing on OH w/ an OSU helmet on, pissing on MI. The back of the shirt read “Ann Arbor is a Whore.”


#17

Well, if I say OSU around these here parts, everyone assumes Oklahoma State…Stupid cowgirls…


#18

While I’m reminiscing, I also had a shirt that read “The Only Sign of Life in Ann Arbor.” It was a green highway sign from Rte. 23 that said “Columbus 123 Miles.”


#19

I’m sure it’s a fine institution…It gave us Barry Sanders, right?

–But it’s not The OSU.


#20

The only thing good coming out of that craphole known as Stillwater is the vet school, Garth Brooks, Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas, and Robin “I got my ass kicked by a 40 year old man (Nolan Ryan)” Ventura, aka Garth Brooks’ roommate.