In its annual review of legislative spending bills, the group identified the project as part of $120 million in spending qualifying as Budget Turkeys. The funding is part of Space Florida’s operating budget.
“The budget review identifies appropriations that circumvent transparency and accountability standards in public budgeting,” the group said in its annual report. “Each appropriation is scrutinized against a set of standardized criteria established by Florida TaxWatch.”
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), which controls Cecil Spaceport, has signed a tenant agreement with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO). The Atlanta-based company is developing an aircraft launched rocket to place small satellites into orbit.