NASA today issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of a master developer for a 320-acre technology and commerce park at Kennedy Space Center.

The RFP seeks offers from qualified firms interested in leading the development and long-term operation of Exploration Park, which NASA has established to enable and grow private sector participation in space exploration, support commercial space transportation and promote commercial development of technologies for application in space and on earth.

NASA plans to negotiate a 50-year lease and development agreement, which could extend for up to 99 years, with the selected master developer.

NASA has also invited prospective tenants that desire occupancy in the initial phase of the park to formally express their interest to the agency.

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