Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport
Green River Spaceport
|Operator||City of Green River|
|Location||Green River, Wyoming|
|Elevation AMSL||7,182 ft / 2,189 m|
The airport covers 400 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 7,182 ft (2,189 m). It has one runway, 04/22, 5,652 by 75 ft (1,723 by 23 m) feet gravel. The runway is unattended, with no buildings or facilities, except a windsock. The runway has a clear line of sight from the runway ends. Communications are through CTAF and most of the services are from nearby Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport.
In August 2020, the Wyoming Army National Guard's 133rd Unit completed training at the spaceport through a program called Innovative Readiness Training (IRT). Through the IRT, military units can apply their skills and resources to benefit local communities during their scheduled training periods. The 133rd is an Engineering Company that builds runways when deployed. In the past Runway 4/22 had a line of sight issue, but the 133rd was able to work towards resolving this issue and grading Runway 4/22 and the Connector.
On July 5, 1994, Resolution R94-23 of the Green River city council designated this landing field as the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport", 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.
- FAA Airport Form 5010 for 48U PDF, effective 2023-09-07.
- Airnav 48U
- Mishev, Dina (2007). Wyoming Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (1st ed.). Morris Book Publishing, LLC. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7627-4365-0.
- Grundhauser, Eric (30 July 2015). "The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport". Slate. Archived from the original on Jan 31, 2020.
- "Aerial photo: 8 km S of Green River, Wyoming, United States". The National Map. USGS. 4 September 1994. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.
- Resources for this airport:
- Photos of GGRIS