The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new grant program designed to fund projects that develop and expand commercial space transportation infrastructure.Â The Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Grants will be awarded to four separate projects located in Alaska, California, Florida, and New Mexico.
Mojave: Where the Old Frontier Meets the Space Frontier San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Arriving at the Mojave Air & Space Port, a quick scan of the ramshackle blue buildings and hangars left over from a World War II Marine Corps air station raises the question: This is the heart of the industry that will put regular folks into space?
Mojave airport: A bright spot in a gloomy economy The Bakersfield Californian
Super-secret aircraft. Mysterious, unannounced test flights. â€œBlack hangarsâ€ where few are granted entry.
Thatâ€™s the attraction and mystique of Mojave Air and Space Port, home to the worldâ€™s most eclectic collection of experimental aircraft, cowboy aviators and rebel engineers ever assembled by private enterprise.
Aerotech News and Review has an excellent overview of activities at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The piece includes a detailed description of the facility as well as the different companies that are doing space and aviation work at the desert base.
XCOR flights help Mojave log over half of this centuryâ€™s manned rocket vehicle flights XCOR Press Release
Mojave, CA, Oct. 6, 2008 â€“ With a series of flights, XCOR Aerospace has helped establish the small desert town of Mojave as the world capital of manned rocket vehicle flight.
When XCOR flew a rocket-powered aircraft eight times this week, Mojave Air and Space Port became the location of more than half of all manned rocket-powered vehicle take-offs and landings in the 21st century. The company also set a new informal record for the most flights of a single manned rocket-powered vehicle in a day, and cemented its lead as the company that has flown more than half of the worldâ€™s manned rocket-powered vehicle flights in the 21st century.
Dale Hawkins of The Tehachapi News has the latest goings-on at the Mojave Air & Space Port, America’s only licensed civil-use spaceport. Scaled Composites is busy at work on SpaceShipTwo, XCOR is building its Lynx spaceplane, Rocket Propulsion Engineering Corporation is testing – of all things – rockets, and the National Test Pilot School is training new aviators.