Huntsville International Spaceport

Huntsville International Airport was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on May 13, 2022, to allow commercial space vehicles to land in Huntsville. Huntsville International Airport, located in North Alabama, is the first commercial airport in the U.S. approved as a reentry site to receive a space vehicle landing.

The concept of a space vehicle landing began in 2014 with a consortium of public and private partners including Huntsville International Airport, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Sierra Space, RS&H, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Huntsville, Madison County, the City of Madison, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, the Military Stability Foundation and the State of Alabama.

Landing the Dream Chaser in Huntsville was identified as one of three pillars of the commercial space strategy developed in 2016 for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. The Chamber has been working to build a commercial market for low Earth orbit using the Dream Chaser as the cornerstone.

Ryan Gardner, USAP, C.M., ACE
Senior Manager, Airport Operations
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd.
Box 20068
Huntsville, AL, USA 35824
P: (256) 258-1201