An interesting interview with Bill Khourie, executive director of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. OSIDA’s Burns Flat facility has been without a space tenant since Rocketplane moved out about a year ago. However, officials are pursuing some intriguing possibilities:
- XCOR, which might base one of its Lynx vehicles there;
- Armadillo, which has been developing a suborbital vehicle and has flown test flights at Burns Flat before;
- A point-to-point corridor in collaboration with New Mexico’s Spaceport America, presumably involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.
You can read the accompanying story here.