FAA gives OK for Colorado spaceport
Author: 9News - August 19, 2018 - Updated: August 21, 2018
Adams County will receive the 11th license in the United States to operate a spaceport, according to an announcement Friday.
The license is for Front Range Airport, where “Spaceport Colorado” has been proposed. The general aviation and air cargo airport is located several miles southeast of Denver International Airport in the town of Watkins.
The Federal Aviation Administration granted the county the license after a 180-day review period. This designation would allow vehicles to make horizontal takeoffs and landings at the site.
Space companies will have to apply for licenses to actually use the spaceport, and then the spacecraft that take off from there would also have to receive a license.
BELOW: Watch an Adams County video about the potential impact of Spaceport Colorado.