SpaceRef recently reported on a presentation that RS&H’s spaceport development team leader Brian Gulliver gave at the AIAA Space 2014 Forum in San Diego. The presentation, “An Expanding Network of Commercial Spaceports,” explored the growth of our nation’s spaceport network, which is expected to increase from eight to 17 functioning facilities in the next few years.
These spaceports, which can support both vertical and horizontal launches, will be located in multiple states, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii and more. While several barriers remain in the spaceport industry, Gulliver believes development and growth are inevitable.
“Spaceports, right now are islands, but they are starting to talk to each other, so the process of connecting and developing them must go on,” said Gulliver.
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