Space Shuttle landing at Groom Lake

Message posted by Robert on July 03, 2008 at 11:42:15 PST:

I don't know much about the runway requirements for the Space Shuttle, but I often wonder how the Groom Lake runway compares to the runway at Edwards. If it absolutely had to, could the Shuttle land at Groom Lake. Would the government even allow it if there was an absolute emergency and Edwards could not be used or any runway west of the Mississippi. What kind of a "jam" would our government be in. That would be hard to explain if the Shuttle touched down at Groom or would it be easier to not allow it under an circumstance. I wonder about these things.


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