Space Florida Seeks to Upgrade Shuttle Landing Facility

The Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. (Credit: NASA)

Space Florida is looking update the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Growing commercial activity at Kennedy Space Center is prompting Space Florida to seek contractors to provide more fuel and new air-traffic-control facilities at the runway known as the Shuttle Landing Facility.

The need for more fuel at the runway is prompted by more cargo flights and the potential for launching more satellites from the wings of jets.

On Wednesday, Space Florida released a request for proposals from potential fuel suppliers, calling for at least two fueling trucks that carry 5,000 gallons of Jet-A fuel, or a similar capacity.

Space Florida owns the former shuttle landing strip, and is preparing it to serve launch companies operating in the area.


  • JamesG

    All those billionaire’s private jets use a lot of gas.

  • Zed_WEASEL

    They are prepping for Paul Allen’s Birdzilla (aka the Stratolaunch carrier aircraft) and Branson’s “Cosmic Girl” from Virgin Galactic.

  • publiusr

    I would have liked to have seen an Americanized Energiya/Buran system. STS and SLS in one thing.