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Private companies drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

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For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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Gov. Scott announces Blue Origin launch facility; will create 330 Brevard County jobs

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A deal between Florida and a private space flight company owned by the CEO of Amazon promises to pump 330 new jobs and $200 million in investments into the Space Coast. Gov. Rick Scott announced the deal Tuesday alongside Amazon head Jeff Bezos, who said Florida beat out about a dozen other states vying for the new Blue Origin production facility. In addition to the new facility the space flight company will be taking over a 43-year-old complex on Cape…

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