Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority

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Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction State of Oklahoma
Agency executive
  • Bill Khourie

The Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) is a development authority created by the state of Oklahoma to operate a spaceport near Burns Flat, Oklahoma.[1]

The Authority's primary asset is the former Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, a former military airport featuring a redundant 13,503-foot-long paved runway. The airpark has been renamed the Oklahoma Spaceport. Although the Oklahoma Spaceport received a Commercial Space Transportation license from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in June 2006, the Spaceport has not yet hosted any sub-orbital spaceflights or launches of spacecraft into earth orbit.[1] The license was scheduled to expire in June 2011.

As of March 2011, the executive director of the Authority is Bill Khourie.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "OSIDA - Gateway to Space". Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  2. ^ "OSIDA Board Members". Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. Retrieved 2011-03-23.