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Oscoda-Wurtsmith airport named top contender for future space launch

LANSING, Mich –-The Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport has been identified as a top spot for a future space launch.

State Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland) and Representative Sue Alllor (R- Wolverine) joined the Michigan Aerospace Manufactures Association in making the announcement today at the Michigan Capitol. The airport was among eight Michigan sites evaluated as a potential location for low-orbit space launches.

The Osocoda-Wurtsmith Airport received the highest ranking because of its runway infrastructure, business capacity, operational strength and safety track record.

The next step in the selection process includes a feasibility study that will be submitted to the Michigan Economic Development Association later this year.