Prairie chicken delays Midland's spaceflight plan

July 10, 2014 5:22 AM

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MIDLAND (AP) — The mating habits of a threatened species of chicken have postponed a West Texas city’s plans for spaceflight.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reported the city is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Federal Aviation Administration spaceport license. The newspaper reported Midland International Airport is poised to become the first in the nation to offer commercial and spaceflight ...

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