Cecil Spaceport Receives $1.8 Million Grant for Upgrades

Cecil Airport

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has received an $1.8 million matching grant from Space Florida to fund the design and construction of a space operations center, payload preparation facility and rocket motor test facility at Cecil Spaceport, the Jacksonville Daily Record reports.

Space Florida, which is the state’s space promotional agency, approved the funding at a board meeting in June.

Cecil Airport is a public joint civil-military airport and spaceport. It was a naval air station from 1941 until 1999.