Iqaluit Airport in Nunavut was a NASA alternate landing site for the U.S. Space Shuttle

Iqaluit Airport

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, was an alternate, emergency landing site for the U.S. Space Shuttle. Originally called Frobisher Bay, it is the hub for communications and transportation in the eastern Arctic. The city (population about 7,000) started as a a US Air Force bast during WWII for transporting war planes to Europe. The Iqaluit Airport runway t is 2,621 metres long and is an emergency landing site for transatlantic flights. It’s on the Caribou migration route and they can wander right through town.


1057 Mivvik Street, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada


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