Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

Green River Spaceport
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Green River
LocationGreen River, Wyoming
Elevation AMSL7,182 ft / 2,189 m
Coordinates41°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 5,800 1,768 Dirt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations34

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]


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. 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 April 30, 2016 the airport had 300 aircraft operations, all general aviation. No aircraft or spacecraft were then based at the airport.[1]


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.[4]


  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.
  4. ^

External links[edit]