Virginia and Alaska Form Space Launch Alliance

Virginia, Alaska form space launch alliance, AP

"The spaceports don't compete for the same launches, so they could work together to offer customers launching options on both the East and West coasts, said Dale Nash, executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, which operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island. Nash came to Virginia in 2012 after departing as CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corp, which operates KLC, a spaceport on Kodiak Island. The Alaska facility has struggled financially, with the Legislature there threatening to cut its funding if it didn't bring in more business."

Governor McDonnell Announces New Partnership with Alaska to Strengthen Virginia's Space Industry, Virginia Office of the Governor

"The MOU defines the intent of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Alaska to initiate a collaborative and cooperative partnership for spaceport operations. Future launch customers will realize business advantages as the partnership will promote efficiency between MARS and the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) designed to create commonality between the two spaceports that decreases costs and improves performance."

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