NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has released an announcement for proposals (AFP) for private companies interested in developing commercial vertical launch sites at the multi-user spaceport. The announcement is part of Kennedy’s continued transformation to a multi-user spaceport based on effectively utilizing land assets identified in the center’s 20-year Master Plan.

“We strongly encourage companies to provide proposals for developing space launch services and capabilities at the Kennedy Space Center,” said Scott Colloredo, director of Kennedy’s Center Planning and Development. “We have transformed to a multi-user spaceport and look forward to new commercial partnerships as KSC supports emerging space markets. Making this land available is yet another step in our evolution to a diverse spaceport that supports NASA and commercial partners.” 

As a separate activity, Kennedy also will release a notice of availability for undeveloped land not suitable for launch operations to potentially support vertical landings, launch assembly, testing and processing support activities. 

The center has been transforming for the past several years from a government-focused launch base to a multi-user spaceport that can accommodate different vehicles, systems and commercial launch providers. Kennedy features a host of launch and processing facilities, a one-of-a-kind runway and laboratories suited to multiple needs. The center is well-equipped to support the full spectrum of needs for space launch service companies. 

The official announcement and additional details concerning criteria and requirements can be found at: 

Kennedy’s Master Plan is available at: 

For information on additional partnership opportunities at Kennedy, visit: