The licensing process for construction of a
commercial spaceport at Jacksonville's Cecil Field that could
launch up to 52 sub-orbital space flights annually has moved
another step forward with the Federal Aviation Administration's
release of a favorable Environmental Assessment of the site.
CBO Says $2 Billion Boost Needed To Avoid Delay Of
According to a report released last week by the Congressional
Budget Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
will fail to meet its projected schedule over the next decade,
unless funding to the agency is increased by $2 billion a year.
Seeking To Protect Thousands Of Aerospace Industry Jobs
Florida Senator Bill Nelson, a former Space Shuttle astronaut
himself, is working toward extending the shuttle program to protect
thousands of jobs in his state that would likely be jeopardized by
the programs' planned retirement at the end of 2010.