Florida Space Authority


Florida Space Authority

The Florida Space Authority (FSA) was created as a Florida state government space agency by Florida's Governor and Legislature in 1989. The Authority’s mission (as authorized in Chapter 331, Part Two, Florida Statutes) is to retain, expand and diversify the state's space-related industry. Chapter 331 gives FSA governmental powers similar to other types of transportation authorities (airport, seaport, etc.) to support and regulate the state's space transportation industry.

With regard to spaceport development and operations, FSA is broadly empowered to own, operate, construct, finance, acquire, extend, equip and improve spaceport infrastructure.

Florida Space Authority serves the state's Governor through the governor's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development. Development of the space industry is a priority for all Florida and the Authority is committed to working with Governor Crist, Lt. Governor Kottkamp, the Florida Legislature, and the state’s Congressional delegation to assure that the birthplace of the United States' space program continues to play a vital role in the development and implementation of its space policy.

Chapter 331 of the Florida Statutes specifically states that the FSA is not to be considered an "agency". It does not receive its funding directly from the state.

ee also

* Space exploration
* Space advocacy
* Vision for Space Exploration

External links

* [http://www.floridaspaceauthority.com/ Florida Space Authority] Official Website


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