RS&H’s Aviation Consultant and Spaceport Planner Ken Ibold authored a recent article in the FES Journal titled, “Spaceport Licensing: Converting Runways for Next Generation Space Travel.” Ken addresses the current state of the spaceport industry and identifies some of the challenges that airports face when converting into a spaceport.

While referencing some of the first spaceports in the world, Ken also looks to the future, explaining that horizontal launch vehicles will be affordable for high school students doing science experiments, or even for families to take vacations in orbiting hotels.

Click here to read the full article in the FES Journal.

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