Huntsville Airport closer to getting license so Dream Chaser can land

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It may just be a few years before you see Dream Chaser land at the Huntsville Airport. That was discussed in a meeting today by the Alabama Space Authority.

“What was great about today was we had people here from Dream Chaser talking about their ability that they’re looking to bring Dream Chaser and land it here at the Huntsville airport,” said Gerald Dial, Chairman of the Alabama Space Board. “The committee today unanimously passed a resolution in support of that concept, which will hopefully encourage the FAA to go ahead and do the licensing for that.”

Huntsville International Airport is reportedly now in the last phase of getting the license that would make that possible. 

According to John Roth, VP of Business Development for Sierra Nevada Corporation, Huntsville and Kennedy Space Center are currently the only locations worldwide that are getting a license to land Dream Chaser. 

The primary contractor is Teledyne Brown Engineering.

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