Utah State Archives and Records Service, Utah Spaceport Committee, Reports, Series 1255.

Highlights with Heidi: Utah’s Spaceport

Heidi Stringham History, Research

The recent successful landing of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the Utah Test and Training Range in the West Desert near Dugway created a lot of excitement! But did you know that spacecraft landings in Utah’s deserts could have been a regular occurrence had history played out just a little differently? In 1971, Utah State Senators Ralph Preece, Karl G. Swan, and …