Gov. Scott Vetoes $6.3 Million in Space-Related Spending

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed nearly $6.3 million in funding for a half dozen space-related projects and organizations in the state’s FY 2016 budget. The vetoes include $1.5 million for infrastructure projects at the Cecil Field Spaceport and a $500,000 matching grant for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration.

The full list of vetoed space funding items follows.

Florida Institute of Technology Space Research Institute$2,500,000
Cecil Field Spaceport Infrastructure$1,500,000
Educational Aerospace Partnership Center$1,000,000
Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast$   596,000
FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration$   500,000
US Space Walk of Fame Foundation$   200,000