Florida Pitches in $200K to Help SpaceX Fuel Falcon 9 Rocket

State grants to benefit SpaceX
Florida Today

“Nearly $300,000 in state grant money designed to benefit Air Force-related projects in Brevard County will help fund a helium gas pipeline tied to an upcoming SpaceX launch and fend off future potential budget cuts at Patrick Air Force Base.

“The biggest chunk of the defense grants, about $200,000, will be used to install a helium gas pipeline to pressurize the flight tank for the Falcon 9, a nine-engine rocket SpaceX hopes to launch in 2009 from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral.”