Cecil Field Could Get Additional Public Funds for Space Tourism Development

Cecil Field in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Daily record reports that the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is considered a move to formally support the development of space tourism at Cecil Field in Jacksonville:

If it meets eligibility requirements, the backing would mean the transportation projects associated with the development could receive North Florida TPO allocated dollars.

Cecil Field received a spaceport license earlier this year and is now one of eight in the United States. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority recently received a grant from the Federal Aviation Authority for just less than $105,000 toward development of its Spaceport Master Plan to be completed in December.

The board is expected to vote on the matter in November. The Jacksonville spaceport is looking to attract several potential tenants to the former Naval air station, including XCOR and Virgin Galactic.

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