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  Mojave Spaceport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mojave Spaceport (IATA: MHV, ICAO: KMHV), also known as the Mojave Airport and Civilian Aerospace Test Center, is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft.
It was certified as a spaceport by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 17, 2004.
Mojave Spaceport has been a test site for several teams in the Ansari X Prize, most notably SpaceShipOne.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mojave_Spaceport   (361 words)

  
 Space Today Online - space rocket launch sites around the world
The busiest spaceports are Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg, Baikonur, Plesetsk, Kourou, Tanegashima, Jiuquan, Xichang and Sriharikota.
Mojave Civilian Aerospace Test Center at the Mojave, California, airport, is the world's first commercial spaceport and America's first inland and first non-federal spaceport.
Mojave Airport is a civilian aircraft and military jet flight test center and home to exotic aircraft such as Burt Rutan's Voyager airplane that made the first non-stop, unrefueled flight around the world.
www.spacetoday.org /Rockets/Spaceports/LaunchSites.html   (6207 words)

  
 CNN.com - Spaceport to rise in California desert - May 24, 2004
The Mojave Airport is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles, in southeastern Kern County, along the western edge of the Mojave Desert.
Mojave Airport is a leading civilian flight test center and is home to some of the most unique and exotic aircraft ever built.
One of the first "outings" for Spaceport Mojave is expected to be the bid by Scaled Composites and its SpaceShipOne to snag the $10 million Ansari X Prize cash award.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/05/24/mojave.spaceport/index.html   (1225 words)

  
 California State Senate Republican Caucus
On June 17, 2004, Mojave Airport reclassified itself as the Mojave Spaceport.
This edge in the competition for space commerce held by Mojave and the State of California has not been lost on other states eager to lure this burgeoning industry to their turf.
That is why I have introduced legislation to assist the East Kern Airport District in expanding the facilities at the Mojave Spaceport.
republican.sen.ca.gov /opeds/18/oped3244.asp   (665 words)

  
 Mojave
Mojave Airport was established by Kern County in 1935 for general aviation.
Mojave Airport was also used by Hollywood as a location for many motion pictures and television programs (among them DieHard 2, Hot Shots, Thirteen Days).
By 2003 Mojave was hosting an average of 57 flight operations per day, and over 300 aircraft were based there (including 75 jet aircraft).
www.astronautix.com /sites/mojave.htm   (3772 words)

  
 Spaceports -- Recommendations and Resources
The Mojave Spaceport, also known as the Mojave Airport and Civilian Flight Test Center, is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft.
Certified as a spaceport by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 17, 2004, it is also the first inland spaceport in the United States.
Spaceport infrastructure is limited as can be expected from an outpost on a distant planet.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/136/spaceports.html   (706 words)

  
 Dispatches from the Final Frontier: Mojave rising
Mojave has been a crossroads all its life, a stopping place on the way to someplace else.
I'm spending time in and around Mojave this week to try to capture the character of the place and where it might be heading.
--Quote of the day (from a new resident): "Mojave is a toilet bowl." Perhaps half of the 3,000 residents are unemployed and drug use is a problem says the new resident.
michaelbelfiore.com /blog/2006/04/mojave-rising.html   (486 words)

  
 Professional Land Corporation: Antelope Valley, Rosamond, Mojave, Kern County, Lancaster, Palmdale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Mojave is well located for industry, offering both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Union Pacific Railway that serve the rail transportation requirements of companies and mining operations located in the Mojave area.
Mojave’s license is the first for a commercial spaceport located away from a coast, and the first that is not located on a federal government site.
Mojave Airport officials are developing plans to accommodate visitors for the launch and the X Prize Foundation is planning to conduct a Webcast of the flight.
www.proland.com /antelope_valley.asp   (5365 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 15P - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
All measurements are first stated in the Imperial units in which they were originally reported, with conversions to SI units also given.
Taxiing for takeoff from Mojave Spaceport was originally planned for 06:30, because the wind conditions in that area are most favourable in the early morning.
Because SpaceShipOne launches to the east of Mojave Spaceport early in the morning, the crowd at the spaceport found themselves looking into the sun when watching the aircraft.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/X0   (1296 words)

  
 Mojave, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mojave is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States.
The city of Mojave began as an 1876 construction camp on the Southern Pacific Railroad.
The airport is also the first inland spaceport in the United States, the Mojave Spaceport, which was the location of the first private spaceflight, the launch of SpaceShipOne on June 21, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mojave,_California   (763 words)

  
 Spaceport taking shape in Mojave Desert - The New Space Race - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Mojave Airport is located approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, in southeastern Kern County, along the western edge of the Mojave Desert.
Mojave Airport’s application to become the first certified inland spaceport has been under review by the FAA's space transportation office.
FAA signoff on the license is anticipated in late June, he said, with July 7 the outside date that the government has to respond by law to the Mojave Airport application.
msnbc.msn.com /id/5051823   (1357 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Spaceport to Rise in California's Mojave Desert
A desert airdrome in Mojave, California is on the final glide path to getting government approval for becoming an inland gateway to space.
FAA/AST signoff of the license is anticipated in late June, he said, with July 7 the outside date that the government has to respond by law to the Mojave Airport application.
Furthermore, at times when Mojave Airport becomes a spaceport, rules must be followed in releasing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) to other air traffic.
www.space.com /news/mojave_spaceport_040524.html   (1351 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - SpaceShipOne makes third rocket-powered flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Scaled Composites of Mojave is the builder of SpaceShipOne, an effort led by aviation innovator, Burt Rutan.
Mojave Airport, also tagged the nation's Civilian Flight Test Center, is situated away from major metropolitan areas, while being located near Edwards and China Lake military test ranges.
Adds Aleta Jackson, an XCOR Aerospace executive: "We look forward to flying our licensed spacecraft from the Mojave Spaceport." The town of Mojave — as well as the County of Kern — plan to help support the spaceport, such as designating land use that is compatible with an active spaceport, she said.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2004-05-13-spaceshipone-third-flight_x.htm   (946 words)

  
 California State Senate Republican Caucus
Senate Bill 1671 which provides an $11 million loan from the General Fund to the East Kern Airport District to construct the Mojave Spaceport Terminal passed the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 8-1.
Presently the Mojave Spaceport/Airport is the only licensed Inland Spaceport in the nation.
SB 1671 appropriates $11 million as a loan to the East Kern Airport District for the construction of the Mojave Spaceport Terminal.
republican.sen.ca.gov /news/18/pressrelease3856.asp   (523 words)

  
 KC AstroNews: 06/13/2004 - 06/19/2004
Mojave Airport is to become a hub for high-flying craft intended to help spark public space travel.
Mojave Airport is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles, on the western edge of the Mojave Desert.
One of the first "outings" for Spaceport Mojave is the SpaceShipOne attempt to snag the $10 million Ansari X Prize cash award.
www.kahl.net /astroblog/2004_06_13_archive.html   (569 words)

  
 Mojave Airport Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
MOJAVE - Some 800 fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students at California City Middle School, Mojave Elementary School, and Robert P. Ulrich Elementary School cheered wildly for almost two hours last Friday as they watched rockets they assembled blast skyward in the second Mojave Spaceport Intermediate Space Challenge.
As the rockets were fired and students visited displays, reminders of the spaceport and East Kern region's role in creating jobs and expanding the envelope of aerospace knowledge were all around them.
With reminders ranging from airplanes landing and taking off on the spaceport's runways, to a Mercy Air medevac helicopter circling overhead, and to a military aircraft refueling from an aerial tanker high overhead, the day was California's Aerospace Valley doing what it does best.
www.mojaveairport.com /Inlay_Pages/New_inlay_pages/gallery/gallery-2005-Oct-Rocket-competition-mdn_new.htm   (806 words)

  
 Discover Kern County: Technology
Mojave Spaceport, the first FAA-licensed spaceport in the nation, is a world-renowned civilian flight test center and is home to some of the most unique and exotic aircraft ever built.
The Voyager, the only aircraft to round the globe on one tank of fuel, was born here, as was the White Knight reusable spacecraft.
Edwards Air Force Base, located near Mojave, is the crown jewel in the legacy of U.S. flight development.
www.visitkern.com /technology.asp   (501 words)

  
 State funds will keep Mojave in forefront of space - Opinion > Editorials | Bakersfield.com - Kern County news, events, ...
As part of their effort to capture the X Prize, Scaled Composites was awarded the first license for sub-orbital rocket flights issued by the U.S. The license allows the company to conduct test space flights.
SB1671 appropriates $11 million as a loan to the East Kern Airport District for the construction of the Mojave Spaceport Terminal.
As other states compete for the commercial spaceport industry that began in Mojave, it is only right that California steps up to the plate with this modest loan.
www.bakersfield.com /135/story/48571.html   (659 words)

  
 Alan's Mojave Airport Weblog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The rocket-powered plane took off from the Mojave Spaceport at 11:41am and touched down at the California City Airport ten minutes later, the first time a rocket plane has flown a certified cross-country, point-to-point flight.
Typical Mojave winds delayed the launch of the EZRocket for about 2 1/2 hours, but meanwhile XCOR hosted the pre-flight festivities in their hangar as the aircraft was fueled and prepped.
John is holding the special GPS unit that was carried on board the EZRocket and recorded both the takeoff and landing coordinates to document the flight.
www.mojaveweblog.com /pages/051203-1.html   (659 words)

  
 New Mexico Space Alliance and Southwest Regional Spaceport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The new spaceport is to be built within a few miles of Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences at Upham, New Mexico.
The spaceport is expected to be operational for human space tourism flights in 2008 following FAA/AST license and permit approvals.
Sister spaceports are expected to open at the European space center space in Kiruna, Sweden, Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, the Woomera Rocket Range in the outback of Australia, and Singapore enabling rapid global point-to-point affordable commercial space transport rides in the next decade.
www.newmexicospacealliance.org   (324 words)

  
 California Chronicle: Runner Asks Governor for Mojave Spaceport Funding
SB 1671 will make available an $11 million loan toward what is currently the world’s only inland spaceport, located at Mojave Airport.
Other states are now actively working to build their own spaceports to seize upon commercial space flight and technology.
Mojave Spaceport has requested to have its license modified to increase suborbital flights from its current 6 per year up to 60 annually in 2007 and 500 flights a year by 2009.
www.californiachronicle.com /articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=9265   (361 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- California Lawmakers Back Mojave Spaceport Growth
The measure would establish a loan mechanism for the East Kern County Airport District, which is home to the Mojave, California spaceport, through the state’s Infrastructure Bank for the purposes of constructing research hangers and an astronaut education terminal at the Mojave Spaceport site.
Ashburn noted that a dozen private firms are home-based in Mojave performing sub-orbital and orbital projects supporting various elements to the emerging space travel industry, including XCOR Aerospace, AirLaunch Corporation, as well as Orbital Sciences.
“We at Mojave Spaceport are seeking state support to build needed infrastructure to accommodate off-shore investors and domestic investors to put people in space,” Witt said.
www.space.com /news/060421_mojave_cash.html   (1131 words)

  
 Scaled Composites, LLC: composite aircraft design, prototyping and flight test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Scaled Composites has agreed to develop the new systems and to provide TSC with the technology required to allow them to produce the flight vehicles as well as to support the spaceline operators.
TSC production is also planned to take place at the Mojave Spaceport.
Scaled congratulates VG and the State of New Mexico on the announcement today of plans to construct a purpose-built commercial Spaceport, the provision of which will facilitate the launch of the new commercial space flight industry.
www.scaled.com /news/2005-12-14_virgin_new_mexico_spaceport.html   (398 words)

  
 Things to see and do in Mojave
View the Mojave Spaceport from your room at the Mariah!
Ridgecrest, 70 miles north of Mojave and highway 14.
Mojave is the gateway to Inyo and Mono County ski resorts and winter wonderlands.
www.mariahhotel.com /sightseeing.htm   (383 words)

  
 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
MOJAVE - Long home to feats of aviation achievement, Mojave and its spaceport are poised on the launching pad of a new industry.
MOJAVE, Calif. — A $20 million, private investment in manned space flight earned a $10 million return yesterday when a stubby, white rocket captured the X Prize by soaring to the edge of space for the second time in less than a week.
MOJAVE - Mojave Airport businesses are preparing to take advantage of the airport's newly approved foreign trade zone designation.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/k-mojave/browse   (3234 words)

  
 ISDC 2006: Tours
Mojave Spaceport, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mount Wilson Observatory and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
The tour to the Mojave Spaceport is scheduled for Sunday, May 7th.
The Spaceport is approximately 100 miles from the ISDC venue.
isdc.nss.org /2006/tours.html   (1974 words)

  
 Space Exploration Inc. Destinations
At Mojave Spaceport, spacecraft simulations include a complete launch-to-landing experience.
Lunch will be served during the debriefing in which all participants share their experiences and view highlights from the custom DVD’s.
Lunch or dinner will be served during the debriefing in which all participants share their experiences and view highlights from the custom DVD’s.
www.ecst.csuchico.edu /~tjw/destinations.html   (875 words)

  
 Tehachapi Central Home
I love this picture (thanks to Mojave Desert News) and since some of you probably (perish the thought) missed it yesterday, I got the okay from The Boss to run it again along with the Mojave Spaceport tidbit!
But there's more: Mojave Airport is home to the National Test Pilot School, which just happens to be the largest civilian test pilot school in the world.
The FAA is currently reviewing the East Kern Airport District's application to have Mojave Airport certified as a spaceport for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft.
www.tehachapicentral.com /index_012904.html   (599 words)

  
 RLV and Space Transport News » Update: Mojave Spaceport support in State Senate
After doing so I got several messages informing me that the Mojave Spaceport request for a loan to improve its infrastructure has gotten through the first hurdle in the State Senate after all.
The measure would establish a loan mechanism for the East Kern County Airport District, which is home to the Mojave Spaceport, through the State's Infrastructure Bank for the purposes of constructing research hangers and an astronaut education terminal at the Mojave Spaceport site.
Designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an inland spaceport some years ago, the Mojave Spaceport already has a space infrastructure on which to build.
www.hobbyspace.com /nucleus/index.php?itemid=1439   (469 words)

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