Huntsville Reentry Site

The Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority (Authority) is proposing to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site and Sierra Space Corporation is proposing to reenter its Dream Chaser vehicle at HSV. For more information on the Authority's and Sierra Space's proposed commercial space reentry operations, visit the Proposed Huntsville Commercial Space Reentry Operations page.

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Final Environmental Assessment

The Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for the Huntsville Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Vehicle Operator License (Final EA and FONSI/ROD) were issued on May 13, 2022, and are available for download.

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Public Review and Comment Period

The FAA released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Vehicle Operator License (Draft EA) for public review and comment on November 12, 2021. The public comment period closed on December 22, 2021. The FAA received 40 public comments on the Draft EA and considered all comments in the preparation of the Final EA.

The FAA held a public meeting to solicit comments concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

At the start of the public meeting, the FAA, Huntsville International Airport, and Sierra Space provided a Power Point presentation in English.

The presentation materials are available in English here (PDF).

The presentation materials are available in Spanish here (PDF).

Afterwards, members of the public provided oral comments.

The transcript from the December 9, 2021 meeting is now available. Please note the transcripts do not include the presentations. Instead, you can review the slide presentations, in both English and Spanish at the links above.

Last updated: Friday, May 13, 2022