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Michigan wants space facility at former military base

Posted at 1:42 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 01:42:41-05

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit Free Press) — Michigan lawmakers and aerospace officials are hoping that a former military base might become a space facility where public and private industries could launch satellites and tourists into space.

A task force picked the Wurtsmith Airport out of eight sites across the state.

The airport stopped operating as an Air Force base in 1993.

The Detroit Free Press reports a group of legislators and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association announced the selection Tuesday at the state Capitol.