Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gov. McDonnell Proposes Funding to Spaceflight Center

Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing additional funding for the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority on the Eastern Shore.

Under proposed budget amendments outlined Tuesday, the governor would increase funding in the biennial budget by a total of more than $700,000.

The authority and Orbital Sciences Corp. entered an agreement under which the company would invest at least $45 million and create 125 jobs, provided the authority oversaw improvements at the spaceport.

The authority represents private investment at Wallops Island, which is a NASA flight center.

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