Midland International Airport One Step Closer to Receiving Spaceport License

Midland International Airport One Step Closer to Receiving Spaceport License

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - There are some new developments in the possible spaceport license coming to Midland.

You'll remember there were recent concerns that launches from the spaceport might harm the Lesser Prairie Chicken species and that could possibly keep the spaceport from coming to West Texas.

The Midland International Airport sent a statement to NewsWest 9 saying the Department of Airports and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services agree there could be some effect on the birds.

So both agencies will be monitoring the first five launches to make sure the Lesser Prairie Chicken will not be harmed.

This helps Midland move another step closer to getting a launch site operators license by September 15.