Thursday October 14, 1999 6:20 AM ET
(IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO) -- The dream of a spaceport in eastern Idaho has ended with a rude awakening. The company that was created to build the satellite launch site at the INEEL is closing its doors for now because it can't drum up enough business. Northstar Spaceport may be reborn in a couple of years if the state bids on VentureStar, the next generation space plane. Northstar did spend half of the one-Million-dollar grant from the Regional Development Alliance, but will return the other 500-thousand dollars.