Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

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Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport
Green River Spaceport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 48U
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Green River
Location Green River, Wyoming
Elevation AMSL 7,182 ft / 2,189 m
Coordinates 41°27′29″N 109°29′24″W / 41.45806°N 109.49000°W / 41.45806; -109.49000Coordinates: 41°27′29″N 109°29′24″W / 41.45806°N 109.49000°W / 41.45806; -109.49000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 5,800 1,768 Dirt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 34

The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport is a small public use airstrip about five miles south of Green River, Wyoming on a mountain known as South Hill. It opened in 1963.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 400 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 7,182 feet (2,189 m). It has one runway, 04/22, 5,800 by 130 feet (1,768 x 40 m) gravel with deep ruts from vehicular traffic. The runway is unattended, with no buildings or facilities, except a windsock. The runway does not have a clear line of sight from the runway ends. Communications are through CTAF and most of the services are from nearby Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport.[1]

In the year ending July 31, 2007 the airport had 34 aircraft operations, all general aviation. No aircraft were then based at the airport.[1]

Spaceport[edit]

On July 5, 1994 Resolution R94-23 of the Green River city council designated this landing field as the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport", for inhabitants of Jupiter who might wish to take sanctuary in Green River in the event their planet is threatened by collisions from comets or meteors,[3] in apparent reference to the contemporary Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact. No spacecraft have used the spaceport, and actual use has been limited to terrestrial aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 48U (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2012-09-20.
  2. ^ Airnav 48U
  3. ^ Mishev, Dina (2007). Wyoming Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (1st ed.). Morris Book Publishing, LLC. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7627-4365-0. 

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