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New Spaceport Will Help Compete for Private Space Business

PHOTO: Space Florida
PHOTO: Space Florida

September 27, 2012 | WMFE - Florida's space development agency, Space Florida, is asking NASA to transfer 150 acres of land north of the Kennedy Space Center for development of a new commercial space port. Space Florida says it needs the new facility to compete with other states in the lucrative new private space business.

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Tom Parkinson spoke with Space Florida president Frank DiBello about how the agency plans to move forward with the ambitious project and asked him why a new facility is necessary when private firms like Space-X are already launching missions using existing facilities at KSC.  

 

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