Kennedy Space Center today renewed an agreement with local economic development officials allowing them to partner on potential space-related or high-tech business opportunities.
KSC and the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast signed a five-year Space Act Agreement outlining activity that includes regular meetings between senior staff members "to discuss economic development matters of mutual interest," according to a NASA statement.
"This agreement reinforces our joint goal of maintaining and enhancing Brevard County's vigorous activity in support of the nation's preeminent gateway to space," said EDC board chairman Bob Whelen.
NASA said managers from Kennedy's Center Planning and Development Office would collaborate with the EDC on potential business partnerships, including commercial use of KSC facilities available since the shuttle program's retirement this year.
Read the full statement here.