Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott signs spaceport legislation for Cecil Airport

Jacksonville Local News – and The Florida Times-Union

Calling it a boon to the economies of both Jacksonville and the state, Gov. Rick Scott ceremoniously signed legislation Saturday designating Cecil Airport as a spaceport.

The legislation, passed by the Florida Legislature during the last session, prepares the way for commercial industry to set up space-related operations at the former military base on Jacksonville's Westside.

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, which controls the airport, is in the midst of working on a Spaceport Master Plan, the first such plan in the country.

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