Enticing CEV Contractors to FL with Unapproved Money

Lockheed Martin announces partnership with the State of Florida to pursue NASA's new Crew Exploration Vehicle

Florida figures in future of spacecraft, Orlando Sentinel

"The incentives, which still must be approved by the state Legislature, include $35 million to upgrade the Operations and Checkout Building and other facilities, and $10.5 million for work-force training. The same incentives also are available to the Northrop Grumman-Boeing team if it chooses to do final CEV assembly and testing in Florida."

Editor's note: But will LockMart locate its CEV work in Florida if the state of Florida does NOT come through? In other words is this interest in Florida only being announced because of this incentive? And what happens if CEV contractor selection occurs before Florida's state government acts? Does NASA have to review two contingencies in Lockmart's proposal? This strikes me as something Florida should have started to do a year ago.

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