Re: runways at groom...

Message posted by cardikid on December 28, 2006 at 22:22:50 PST:

The runway at KSC is 15000+' concrete with 1000' overrun on both ends. Width of 300' with 100' asphalt shoulders on both sides. The south end runs off into the Banana River/Intercoastal, the other into swampy Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge area leading to Playlinda Beach.
During the latest shuttle flight with the quandry about landing site availablity, I wondered if Groom is considered as an emergency site for an Edwards overshoot/Whitesands undershoot, as is Patrick AFB and Orlando International (MCO). This would make sense as the runway and rollout areas are more than enough. Thoughts?

In Reply to: Re: runways at groom... posted by Alex (UK) on December 28, 2006 at 4:04:05 PST:


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