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Space travel is no longer for astronauts and Colorado may soon have its very own spaceport.
A bill that would help make Colorado a leader in space travel is moving through the legislature.
Republicans and Democrats representing Colorado in Congress are endorsing the state’s request to be designated as a site for a spaceport.
A small Denver-area airport and business groups in Denver and Colorado Springs are forming a partnership to pursue one of six new federal training sites for remotely piloted aircraft or drones.
Gov. John Hickenlooper wants a federal space port designation for Colorado. That could eventually lead to tourist flights into space.
Witnesses have told federal investigators that a small plane banked steeply to the left in high winds before it crashed in suburban north Denver, killing the sole person on board.