Green River Spaceport

Formally the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport, this spaceport comes from unlikely origins. On July 5, 1994, the Green River city council designated a small public use landing strip 5 miles south of their town as the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport". The "spaceport" was designated as a landing site 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. As no intelligent beings appear to have resided on the "surface" of Jupiter at the time, their offer was never heeded and the facility faded (further) into obscurity.   In the early 2150's, The United North American States sought potential locations to establish their own spaceports in North America. At the time, UNAS could only rely on African and South American launch facilities like Uhuru Spaceport, making space travel prohibitively expensive. Most of America's launch facilities were destroyed or irradiated throughout the course of World War 3, leading UNAS officials to search for entirely new locales. Green River Spaceport came up during initial searches as part of a keyword query. Green River ended up on the list presented to top officials before anyone realized it was nothing more than a rudimentary landing strip. Though Green River was not at the ideal latitude to escape Earth's atmosphere, it was one of a few suitable sites for servicing mid-latitude spaceflight needs.   Several private investors built Green River's launch and landing facilities from scratch as the small 2000 meter runway would have been inadequate for any spaceflight operations. Today Green River Spaceport services more than 50 percent of the commercial space launches and landings north of the Rio Grande.
Location Green River, Jefferson, UNAS
Coordinates 12T 626112 4590708
Parent Location
Earth

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