Two space experiments that won a ride to the ISS in a competition hosted by Space Florida are set to launch as part of SpaceX’s third paid cargo run to the outpost.
An experimental NASA lunar lander crashed Aug. 9 during its first free-flight test, erupting in a ball of flame after it hit the ground.
Space Florida, the state-backed aerospace development agency, is requesting NASA transfer 60 hectares of land north of the space shuttles’ launch pads for possible development of a new commercial launch site.
Space Florida, the state’s arm for aerospace-related economic development, said Sept. 24 that it had closed on a $62.5 million credit facility with Bank of America to support construction of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex.
Space Florida, a state-backed economic development agency, said Sept. 5 that it will cover the cost of flying eight competitively selected research payloads to the international space station (ISS).
Fresh off an announcement of a research and development center in Texas for future spaceplane projects, California-based XCOR Aerospace won $182,000 worth of economic incentives for a manufacturing and operations center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.