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Why Does Sierra Nevada Want To Land Dream Chaser in Alabama?

By Keith Cowing
June 29, 2018
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Why Does Sierra Nevada Want To Land Dream Chaser in Alabama?

Space plane could make first Alabama landing in 2022, AL.com
“A mini space plane could return from space and land at the Huntsville International Aiport as soon as 2022, the Alabama Space Authority was told today. “When the space shuttle landed, thousands of people would come out. It was a huge event,” John Roth, vice president of business relations for Sierra Nevada Corp., said in Huntsville. “We haven’t had a landing like that in a long time. We think that first landing is going to be a giant landing, and we’d like it to be here.”
Keith’s note: Is Sierra Nevada pandering to the Alabama congressional delegation or is there an actual, logical, reason to land in Alabama? Oh yes – Sierra Nevada says that their first mission might be “sponsored by the United Nations”. But who is actually paying for it? The UN?

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