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This announcement was applauded by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello, NASA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Sec. Kevin Thibault as well as space industry partners at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This grant agreement will be used to enhance the connectivity and mobility of Florida’s Space Coast.
Cabana said keeping on schedules can be difficult in the space industry because of all of the complexities. Boeing and Space X are competing to launch astronauts and both companies have done abort tests without crew inside. The object of the tests is to make sure astronauts can escape if things and parachute back to Earth if things go wrong.
Trump is proposing more than $21 billion for the space agency this year. While that is about $550 million below what was expected, NASA will get $263 million more than last year.