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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.
Florida’s Senators Back Resolution Congratulating SpaceX, NASA for International Space Station Mission
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced the resolution which both U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., cosponsored.
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.
Rubio, Scott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., teamed up last week to unveil the “Contracts and Obligations Modernization for Efficient Terms of Service (COMETS) Act.”
Officials from across Florida applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for announcing this week that it will award Space Florida $90 million for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to replace the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Indian River Bridge with new, twin high-level bridges.
The bridge provides a critical link between Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral and State Road 405, especially in the transportation of significant payload components.
The Florida Department of State will host a number of events honoring the moon landing in the coming weeks, kicking them off last week by launching a summer reading program for younger Floridians.
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.
The bill, which was cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., “streamlines the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) licensing and permitting process of hybrid launch vehicles to allow for licensed commercial space support flights."