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Space Shuttle Landing Sites

NASA Space Shuttle Landing Sites must have a runway that is at least 3,050 metres long and access to personnel and equipment capable of responding to the landing

– Kennedy Space Center, FL (preferred location)
– Edwards AFB, CA
– White Sands Space Harbor, NM

ALTERNATE: Transoceanic
Abort Landing (TAL) Sites – in case of an emergency after liftoff
– Istres Air Base, France
– Morón Air Base, Spain
– Zaragoza Air Base, Spain

Space shuttles are launched eastward over the Atlantic Ocean from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for insertion into equatorial orbits.


Published on September 14, 2009

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