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By Pat Andrews
posted Apr 23, 2013 - 9:41:09am
Space Florida will hold a workshop soliciting public comment on its 2013 Cape Canaveral Spaceport master plan.
The workshop is planned for 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at the Cape Canaveral Port Authority Chambers, at 445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral.
"The plan, compiled every two to three years, provides information to guide Space Florida in its efforts to modernize and expand infrastructure at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport," spokeswoman Tina Lange said.
A number of Space Florida’s proposed projects in the 2010 Spaceport Master Plan were proposed by the Space Florida board of directors for funding from the state, the Florida Department of Transportation and other financing sources. A total of $32 million in infrastructure funding has been allocated in 2012 and 2013.
Projects include the transformation of the Orbiter Processing Facility 3 into the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility, improvements to launch complexes 40 and 46, and a payload encapsulation and integration facility.
“It is important for the public to participate in this discussion, so we can advance investment in the best infrastructure to benefit Florida’s aerospace industry and economy,” said Vice President of Spaceport Operations for Space Florida Mark Bontrager.
A call for projects is scheduled for 1-2 p.m., after the workshop.
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