SpaceX’s next rocket could see Florida’s Space Coast add activity

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel

A component of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s plan to establish spaceflight to Mars gained a critical component recently when he announced how he intends to pay for it — and part of the plan involves more frequent flights that can use smaller rockets.

…Musk’s plans could bring more work to Central Florida and the Space Coast, a state official said Tuesday.

…“This location remains the spot in the U.S. that makes the most sense to do any serious deep-space exploration from,” said Dale Ketcham, Space Florida’s chief of strategic alliances.

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