New KSC Chief: Turn Space Center into “Federal City” to Save Jobs

New director: ‘Federal City’ could save Kennedy Space Center
Orlando Sentinel

“The new director of Kennedy Space Center said Friday that the center will lose thousands of jobs whether the space shuttle is retired in 2010 as planned or the next administration gives it a brief reprieve.

“But Bob Cabana, a former astronaut, said he has an idea that might take some of the sting out of the cuts: turning KSC into a ‘Federal City’ where government agencies, university researchers and big aerospace companies work side by side tapping into the facilities and skilled work force at the landmark site.”