Advantage Texas: NASA Says Shiloh is Not Excess Property

Posted by Doug Messier on January 20, 2013, at 4:18 pm

NASA has put the kibosh on Florida’s plan to obtain title to 150 acres of federal property at the north end of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the construction of a commercial launch facility for SpaceX.

“The property identified in your request has not been reported as excess,” NASA Associate Administrator L. Seth Statler wrote in a Nov. 30 letter to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. “Furthermore, this property continues to serve NASA’s long-term mission requirements, as a buffer zone between NASA mission and local communities and as a possible site for future mission requirements.”

The decision was first reported on Sunday in Florida Today.

Florida had sought to gain title over the lightly used land, called Shiloh after an old citrus community on the site, for the development of a purely commercial launch facility. SpaceX is also looking at locations near Brownsville, Texas and in Georgia and Puerto Rico.

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