Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport
|Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport
Green River Spaceport
|Operator||City of Green River|
|Location||Green River, Wyoming|
|Elevation AMSL||7,182 ft / 2,189 m|
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.
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, in apparent reference to the contemporary Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 48U ( PDF), effective 2012-09-20.
- Airnav 48U
- 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.
- "Aerial photo: 8 km S of Green River, Wyoming, United States". The National Map. USGS. 4 September 1994. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.
- Resources for this airport:
- Photos of GGRIS