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.