Airports International - Tara Craig

North Alabama’s Huntsville has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a re-entry site for commercial space vehicles.

A re-entry license application was submitted by Huntsville International Airport in November 2021, and approval was contingent upon the finding of no significant impact through the FAA’s Environmental Assessment. The public was invited to participate in the assessment, which examined air space, noise, historical preservation, wildlife and impact to waterways within the anticipated re-entry trajectory of the vehicle.

Initially, the obtaining of the FAA license is specific to Dream Chaser; however, this proof of concept supports other space re-entry vehicles, each of which would require additional FAA licensing. 

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