Rick Scott Heads Off to Jacksonville to Ink the Nation’s Newest Spaceport
Rick Scott to ceremonially ink the nation’s newest spaceport. Gov. Rick Scott will hold a ceremonial bill-signing on Saturday designating Cecil Field as the nation’s eighth spaceport.
Cecil Field was designated a spaceport by the federal government in 2010. The designation allows launch vehicles to make horizontal takeoffs and landings on site.
The state bill, HB 59, offers companies involved in “spaceport activities” at Cecil Field the chance of tax exemptions on equipment purchases.
The ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. at Cecil Field in Jacksonville.
Scott officially signed the bill, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, on April 6.