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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Huntsville, AL. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Huntsville.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Huntsville, AL? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Huntsville. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Huntsville, AL, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Huntsville. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Huntsville, AL

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Huntsville to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Huntsville.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Huntsville, AL, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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The best places to live in the US in 2022-2023: A new city is crowned

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Americans are shifting their priorities when it comes to where they want to call home amid sky-high housing prices, and that revelation played a role in a Southern city dethroning a Rocky Mountain destination as the top spot in the nation to live according to a new report.

Huntsville, Alabama, has been ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Places to Live list for 2022-2023, toppling Boulder, Colorado, which wore the crown for the past two years but now sits at No. 4 in the ranking of the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country.

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The analysis determined that Huntsville's high score for housing affordability and quality of life pushed it to the front, despite coming in at the lower end of the field for desirability. Part of what drove the city's top ranking was its high index score for air quality, which U.S. News added as a factor for the first time this year.

Another Colorado city, Colorado Springs, came in at No. 2 on the list, followed by Green Bay, Wisconsin, which jumped 18 spots to No. 3 due to its affordability. San Jose, California, took the No. 5 spot, leaping 31 spots from last year's rankings, due to its high quality of life score.

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"Much of the shakeup we see at the top of this year’s ranking is a result of changing preferences," said Devon Thorsby, real estate editor at U.S. News. "People moving across the country today are putting more emphasis on affordability and quality of life than on the job market, which in many ways takes a back seat as remote work options have become more standard."

Rounding out the top ten, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, ranked No. 6 this year, following by Fayetteville, Arkansas, at No. 7; Portland, Maine, at No. 8; Sarasota, Florida, at No. 9; and San Francisco, California, at No. 10.

The best place to live in America: Huntsville, Alabama takes the top spot for the first time, knocking Boulder, Colorado out of the number one slot, after two years

Alabama's largest city, Huntsville, has been named the best place to live in America.Colorado Springs in Colorado took second place, followed by Green Bay, Wisconsin in third, according to U.S. News & World Report's ranking top places to live rankings. Boulder, Colorado, which was named best place for 2021 and 2020, was shuf...

Alabama's largest city, Huntsville, has been named the best place to live in America.

Colorado Springs in Colorado took second place, followed by Green Bay, Wisconsin in third, according to U.S. News & World Report's ranking top places to live rankings. Boulder, Colorado, which was named best place for 2021 and 2020, was shuffled down to fourth place, followed by San Jose, California in fifth.

Every year U.S. News ranks 150 of the country's metropolitan areas, based on five indexes: job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability and net migration, which measures the trend of people moving to, or away from the area.

Huntsville's high quality of life, affordability and cheap property propelled the town into first place in 2022 - especially as the national housing crisis has pushed many formerly affordable areas out of reach of normal Americans.

Covid-19, inflation, soaring housing and the ability to work from home have also changed Americans' house-buying habits.

'Multiple years of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty have changed many people’s priorities when they consider a major move,' U.S. News real estate editor Devon Thorsby said. 'Work-from-home options have become more permanent, and there’s an even greater focus on an individual’s ability to enjoy where they live, rather than where a job will necessarily take them.'

America's best place to live, Huntsville, is a former agricultural town that blasted off in the 1960s when NASA opened its Marshall Space Flight center, which developed the Saturn V rocket that propelled the Apollo astronauts to the moon.

1. Huntsville, Alabama

2. Colorado Springs, Colorado

3. Green Bay, Wisconsin

4. Boulder, Colorado

5. San Jose, California

6. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina

7. Fayetteville, Arkansas

8. Portland, Maine

9. Sarasota, Florida

10. San Francisco, California

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The U.S. Army also opened chemical weapons plant Redstone Arsenal, as well as Aviation and Missile Command. The FBI also has its operational support headquarters in town, which all give the area a steady economic base.

There's a growing biotech industry in Huntsville providing higher than average salaries.

Huntsville scored high in housing and job market, no wonder with all those stable government jobs, but faltered in desirability.

Housing affordability is top of mind for many U.S. residents due to the rising cost of homes and inflation.

Being able to work from home also means that people are no longer tied to their office or city-based headquarters.

People living in small, cramped apartments in expensive coastal cities like New York City and LA may have also reconsidered their space after two years of lockdowns.

The expensive urban areas lost out to Southern and Western city because people were looking for a cheaper lifestyle and better quality of life, Thorsby said.

'Much of the shakeup we see at the top of this year's ranking is a result of changing preferences,' Thorsby said. 'People moving across the country today are putting more emphasis on affordability and quality of life than on the job market, which in many ways takes a back seat as remote work options have become more standard.'

The price of homes jumped 19.7 percent in February alone, S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index.

The average cost of a house in Huntsville is $192,667 compared to the national average of $365,646.

Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy are two major draws for the second best city in America, Colorado Springs.

This Rocky Mountain town scored a perfect 10, compared to Huntsville's 4.6, in desirability. Credit its outdoor activities for that. Mountain biking, hiking and climb abound in this youthful city, where the median age is 35. Colorado Springs is full of jocks. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Centers are located there.

The cost of living here is higher than the national average. The price of a home can run about $555,072.

1. Memphis, Tennessee

2. Albuquerque, New Mexico

3. Anchorage, Alaska

4. Bakersfield, California

5. Little Rock, Arkansas

6. Chattanooga, Tennessee

7. Corpus Christi, Texas

8. Tulsa, Oklahoma

9. Columbia, South Carolina

10. Kalamazoo, Michigan

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'We've become pretty accustomed to ranking among the best places to live in the nation — now in our fifth year of ranking in the top six of 150 cities ranked and highest in desirability for four straight years,' Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told The Gazette. 'These consistently high rankings are testament to the resilience and staying power of our city.'

Huntsville, which ranked third last year, knocked out Boulder in the number one spot.

Like Colorado Springs, there's plenty to do in Boulder, but not just outside. In addition to the hiking, climbing and biking it offers, the mountain town is abundant in yoga studios, wellness and mediation centers and, of course, marijuana dispensaries.

The publication also offers a precautionary list of the most dangerous places to live in the U.S.

Avoid settling down in Memphis, Tennessee if you value your life, according to U.S. News.

The 'Home of the Blues,' a city of 1.3 million people, is the most dangerous place to live in America because it routinely has one of the top homicide rates in the country.

Anyone who's seen 'Breaking Bad' can tell you that Albuquerque, New Mexico is a place to tread lightly.

The publication rank the Southwest City has the second most dangerous place to live.

U.S. News & World Report: Huntsville the best place to live in America

There’s nowhere better in all of America to live than Huntsville.That’s according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Places to Live report, released late Monday.The Rocket City jumped from No. 3 in last year’s ranking, knocking Boulder, Colorado, from the top.Huntsville, also Alabama’s largest city, made the move based in part on “strong housing affor...

There’s nowhere better in all of America to live than Huntsville.

That’s according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Places to Live report, released late Monday.

The Rocket City jumped from No. 3 in last year’s ranking, knocking Boulder, Colorado, from the top.

Huntsville, also Alabama’s largest city, made the move based in part on “strong housing affordability and high quality of life,” according to the report. See more of the data the earned Huntsville the top spot HERE.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said this didn't happen overnight.

"It is something that we are very proud about and it is a somewhat of a validation of a strategy that was put together between all of these groups working together 10, 12, 14 years ago," Battle said Tuesday as the news of the ranking broke.

Huntsville came in at No. 3 on the Most Affordable Places list.

“Much of the shakeup we see at the top of this year’s ranking is a result of changing preferences,” said Devon Thorsby, real estate editor at U.S. News, said in a news release.

“People moving across the country today are putting more emphasis on affordability and quality of life than on the job market, which in many ways takes a back seat as remote work options have become more standard.”

Three other Alabama cities made the list of the Top 150: Birmingham at No. 71, Montgomery at No. 125 and Mobile at No. 130.

The Top 10 Best Places to Live are:

1. Huntsville, AL

2. Colorado Springs, CO

3. Green Bay, WI

4. Boulder, CO

5. San Jose, CA

6. Raleigh & Durham, NC

7. Fayetteville, AR

8. Portland, ME

9. Sarasota, FL

10. San Francisco, CA

The No. 150 ranking went to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

According to the release, U.S. News determined the 2022-2023 Best Places to Live based on methodology that factored in the job market, value, quality of life, desirability and net migration ratings. They were determined in part using a public survey of thousands of individuals throughout the U.S. to find out what qualities they consider important in a place to live. The methodology also factors in data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, Sharecare, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. News rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.

This Alabama airport is the most expensive in the nation, study shows

Huntsville International Airport made the top of the list in a survey of the nation’s cheapest airports, but not in a good way.NetCredit, a financial services company, is out with an analysis of what Americans are paying for airline tickets, and it rates Huntsville International Airport as the nation’s most expensive.According to the survey, tickets at Huntsville average $456.17 per flier. By contrast, the survey...

Huntsville International Airport made the top of the list in a survey of the nation’s cheapest airports, but not in a good way.

NetCredit, a financial services company, is out with an analysis of what Americans are paying for airline tickets, and it rates Huntsville International Airport as the nation’s most expensive.

According to the survey, tickets at Huntsville average $456.17 per flier. By contrast, the survey named Atlantic City, N.J. as the nation’s cheapest airport, with an average ticket price of $109.43.

The analysis averaged the cost of a flight from the airports at a state-wide level. Then the study compared the area’s average local pay to average domestic flight prices at a state level. It also used data from the Bureau of Transport on fares and compared it with average wages in states and metro areas, using numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The news was equally bad for the rest of the state.

Alabama fliers pay some of the highest fares for flights in the country, according to the survey.

West Virginia was the highest, at an average of $419.27. Alabama averaged $410.93 and was just behind Vermont. Mississippi followed up with an average ticket price of $398.65.

The analysis noted that traffic through Huntsville International tends to skew toward government travelers, due to aerospace and defense industries in the area. Since these fliers rarely pay for their own tickets, airlines don’t feel the demand for price competition, the survey noted.

NetCredit also notes that larger airports benefit in the analysis from more air traffic, more demand, and in some cases, higher wages in larger metro areas. For example, of the top 10 least affordable airports, all of them are situated in the Southeast, from Texas and Missouri through Mississippi to West Virginia.

Huntsville’s ranking comes with a few more caveats.

Mary Swanstrom, public relations manager for Huntsville International Airport, said the airport’s ratio of business travelers is about 70%, to 30% for leisure travelers.

That’s virtually the opposite of other airports. In addition, business travelers tend to purchase walkup fares, which are more expensive, she said.

“Airlines will price their fares based on what the market will bear,” she said. “The airlines set the prices. The airports are not allowed to by law.”

In addition, Huntsville’s size comes into play. HSV is 107th most expensive among 434 airports with commercial service, she said, when compared by the number of passengers who fly through them.

If travelers want to pay less for tickets, Swanstrom said, there are a few ways to do it. Whenever possible, plan your flights three to six months in advance to take advantage of the limited amount of lower fares. It also helps to be flexible on dates. Fliers should shop around, and remember that fares on Friday and Sunday will be more expensive, given demand.

Swanstrom also said HSV began seeing more leisure travelers as air travel was affected during the pandemic. Having more leisure fliers out of HSV will help drive ticket prices down, resulting in more competitive fares, she said.

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Huntsville airport cleared by FAA as commercial space landing site

Rocket City? Huntsville topped its well-known nickname today with the right to call itself Space City.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority to operate the Huntsville International Airport as a commercial space reentry site.The license will let the airport offer landing services for the Sierra Space Dream Chaser spacecraft when it is returning to Earth from future NASA resupply missions to the International Spac...

Rocket City? Huntsville topped its well-known nickname today with the right to call itself Space City.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority to operate the Huntsville International Airport as a commercial space reentry site.

The license will let the airport offer landing services for the Sierra Space Dream Chaser spacecraft when it is returning to Earth from future NASA resupply missions to the International Space Station, the FAA announcement says. The license is valid for five years, and Sierra Space has said it plans to land Dream Chaser at least once at the Huntsville airport.

Sierra Space, or any other commercial space vehicle operator, will still need an FAA “Vehicle Operator License” from the FAA.

“Our region has been collaborating for years to become the first commercial airport to land a space launch vehicle,” said Port of Huntsville Board of Directors Chairman Mark McDaniel said when the airport applied for the license in 2021. “We are excited for this next phase of the application process and look forward to moving our community closer to this opportunity.”

The proposed re-entry site is Runway 18L-36R. That is the airport’s eastern runway with a length of 10,001 feet. Dream Chaser will be able to land “anywhere that has a suitable 10,000 ft. runway capable of handling a typical large passenger airplane,” Sierra Space says. The airport also has a second runway, 18R-36L, that is 12,600 feet long.

Sierra Space, a spinoff company, was formed by its parent company Sierra Nevada Corp., because Sierra Nevada said there is so much potential in space transport that it needed a sole-focus entity. Sierra Space is “developing the Dream Chaser, a reusable reentry vehicle capable of carrying payloads to and from low Earth orbit, including delivering supplies to the International Space Station under (NASA’s) Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract,” the FAA said.

There are space ports around the county including some that can launch and land spacecraft. Huntsville International Airport is the 14th FAA-licensed commercial spaceport, but it will be the only commercial airport that can serve as a landing site, Tucker said. Tucker said the airport would pursue a mission with Sierra Space if it got the license.

The Sierra Space spacecraft will launch into space atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, the FAA said. ULA builds its rockets in Decatur, Ala.

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