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The Mojave Report
CEO’s newsletter and official communications from Mojave Air and Space Port.
Mojave Air & Space Port Seeking New CEO
Mojave Air and Space Port — The man who built a former Marine Corps Air Station into the nation’s first FAA-certified commercial spaceport is retiring, and the search is on to find a replacement.
Stuart O. Witt, a former Navy Top Gun pilot, test pilot, and [...]
New Year’s Greeting 2015
On January 12, 2015 •
Happy New Year! Once again, it is my pleasure to provide an update on our 2014 goal achievement and lay out our vision for 2015. This past year has been extremely busy at Mojave Air & Space Port. While we witnessed many successes we also [...]
NOTICE OF VACANCY
MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Interested persons are hereby notified that there is a vacancy on the Mojave Air and Space Port Board of Directors. Once appointed, the new Board member will serve from the time of the appointment until the next General Election in November 2016. [...]
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Mojave, California (03.12.14)
The CEO of the Mojave Air and Space Port (MASP) announced today that the independent auditors of Lance, Soll and Lunghard, have completed an initial investigation and report that the District remains financially viable and solvent following a special examination of the District’s finances. The special examination was prompted [...]
Happy New Year! On January 1, 1914 America entered the commercial air service arena with a flight that lasted just a few minutes and carried one passenger sitting on a wood seat across a short distance in south Florida. Today millions of passengers will board commercial aircraft and statistically all will reach their destination safely, [...]
It’s been an amazing year at Mojave.
Stratolaunch, the Paul G. Allen company that announced they would be breaking ground in Mojave in December of 2011, actually moved into their 88,000 square foot low bay a month ahead of schedule. They plan to complete their high bay, to produce the largest airplane ever built, here [...]
On the western edge of the Mojave desert in Kern County, California, there is a place like nowhere else on Earth.
In the skies over Mojave airport the first private enterprise space ship showed the world that a small, talented team could put a man into space.
Amazing things happen here. (Carl Ingram, Mojave [...]
Mojave, CA – Citizens all across the state of California witnessed the breathtaking flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour today with low flybys over Palmdale, Lancaster, Mojave, Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Endeavour’s final resting place will be the California Science Center for permanent display next month.
Residents of Mojave and [...]
Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has elected Stuart O. Witt as the next Chairman. Witt was nominated and elected by CSF’s Executive Board of Directors, whose members span the industry. Witt succeeds Eric Anderson, who has completed his appointed [...]
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MOJAVE, California (May 15, 2012) Mojave Air & Space Port, the world’s premiere civilian flight test center, announced the appointment of Karina Drees to Director of Business Development. In the newly formed role, Drees will provide strategic direction for economic development and marketing initiatives, while working on tenant expansion and retention.
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PALO ALTO, California (February 27, 2012) The man who manages the nation’s first commercial spaceport called on state lawmakers Monday to help him keep the emerging commercial space industry in California.
Stuart Witt, CEO of the East Kern Airport District, which manages the Mojave Air and Space Port, said immediate action is [...]
News and Commentary from Stuart O. Witt, CEO and General Manager, Mojave Air & Space Port
2011 was a transformational year here in Mojave. The first privately funded, purpose-built facility to build spaceships was completed in Mojave. That’s a big deal.
Next door the announcement that Paul G. Allen and [...]
Spaceport Sweden Hosts Space Industry Summit on Collaboration and Innovation
NASA Dryden and Mojave Air & Space Port hosted by Spaceport Sweden in Swedish Lapland
News Release December 6, 2011
NEWS RELEASE October 27, 2011
Mojave Air & Space Port and Spaceport Sweden building bridge across borders
An agreement with the aim to mobilize, stimulate and facilitate the growth of the commercial suborbital human spaceflight industry across borders at Kiruna, Sweden, and Mojave, California, was signed on Friday 21 October 2011 in San Francisco by [...]
There’s just always something new and exciting. You don’t ever have a boring day in Mojave.
– Terry Palmer, Protoflight
To go and unveil the world’s first human commercial spacecraft even made my kids very jealous today.
– Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California
The space ship flew like a bird and the crew got [...]
As 2010 winds down and we welcome 2011 it is time to reflect on what was accomplished and what is on our horizon.
With a heavy heart we all will miss Mojave icon, TWA Captain Mike Potter, who passed away [...]
Mojave Air and Space Port in Kern County, California is a unique place to do business.
Mojave is the world’s premiere civilian flight test center. We’re looking to foster and maintain our aerospace presence while seeking compatibly diverse industries. With our 3,300 acres, we have room to grow — on the air side, in [...]
Featuring – Stuart Witt, General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port – Sean and Nadia Roberts, National Test Pilot School and Flight Research Inc – Rick Searfoss, Test Pilot for XCOR Aerospace – David Masten and Jonathan Goff, Masten Space Systems – Debra Facktor Lepore, Airlaunch LLC/Protoflight LLC – Marie Walker, Fiberset Inc – Jon [...]