One really long runway for rent -- call NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- For rent: 15,000-foot runway. Aircraft hangar included. Affordable. Historic. Scenic Florida location.
That's how a classified advertisement might read if NASA advertised its plan to make some money on the long air strip normally used by space shuttles.
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I am wondering what value does a really long runway provide ? (Unless its an emergency where a long runway could, potentially, be usefull)
Why would anyone pay a premium - the article mentions that they would charge more than "$300 to $700 per flight charged at regular airports" - for a longer runway ?
How realistic is it to depend on space travel to materlize by 2010 ? Yeah - Branson has made the announcement - but its one thing to crunch the numbers and another to make the science actually work.
Why dont they just convert the space center into an airport ? What other airports will they be competing against ?
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