Mojave Airport became the U.S.' first inland commercial spaceport on June 16, when the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation granted it a spaceport license after a two-year process. The airport is in the California desert about 70 mi. north of Los Angeles. On June 21, Scaled Composites will attempt to reach 100 km. altitude with its manned SpaceShipOne rocket glider operating from Mojave under an FAA waiver that requires the airport's participation (AW&ST June 7, p. 36). The ...
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