Alabama Wants Spaceport, Unsure Exactly Where Yet

Another day, another state wanting a spaceport:

Alabama lawmakers say they hope their state can be one of the first in the Southeast to complete a commercial spaceport to ferry travelers, tourists and cargo into space.

Legislators from Alabama’s state Senate and House of Representatives met in the joint committee room nicknamed “Star Wars” on Monday to announce that they would introduce joint resolutions to set up a panel to look at the possibility of bringing commercial spaceflight to the state.

“This is going to happen somewhere,” said Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, who is sponsoring his chamber’s resolution. “It’s going to happen in the Southeast, why not us? It’s not Star Trek anymore  — it’s coming.”

Discussions have not yet begun as to where such a spaceport would be sought in the state.

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