NASA Earmarks Include Funding for Florida Commercial Launch Pad

Florida Senator Bill Nelson
Florida Senator Bill Nelson

Nelson inserts three NASA earmarks into spending bill
Orlando Sentinel

Three projects on Florida’s Space Coast would get $1.6 million in funding next year as part of an overall $18.7 billion budget for NASA approved today by a Senate spending committee.

The pet projects, or earmarks, were inserted by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, and would help build a testing facility and launch pad in Brevard County, as well as steer $100,000 toward helping local aerospace businesses.

Space Florida, Kennedy Space Center, FL,
Thermal Vacuum Chamber
$400,000

Space Florida, Kennedy Space Center,
Launch Complexes 36 and 46
$1,100,000

Technological Research And Development Authority, Melbourne,
Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program
$100,000

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