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Spaceport Sheboygan?

Postby Rueg on Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:29 pm

November 29

Now Departing…from Spaceport Sheboygan?

Spaceports are blossoming. They are in Alaska, Florida, Virginia and California has two of them – and New Mexico is preparing paperwork to join the list.

Now up for consideration is a new entry: Spaceport Sheboygan.

Wisconsin state officials heard words of support for the idea on November 28 from former astronauts and other space experts. State Senator Joe Leibham (R-Wisconsin) of Sheboygan is co-author of a bill to create a Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, seen as a step towards a Sheboygan-based spaceport.

An advocate of the bill is George French, President of Rocketplane, Inc. He foresees the Sheboygan spaceport as an ideal departure site, given the open waters of neighboring Lake Michigan.

Such a spaceport, pointed out supporters, could handle the evolving space tourism business, loft spacecraft to the International Space Station, and support outbound traffic rocketing to the Moon.
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Postby JRS on Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:17 am

I thought I heard wrong when this was on the news. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of it.
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Postby Rueg on Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:49 pm

It would be very cool to watch launches.
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