30 August 2013
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Thursday a new operating agreement for the coordination of commercial space activities between the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority and the Alaska Aerospace Corp. The Alaska Aerospace Corp., which has struggled financially in the past, is partnering with Virginia’s authority, which stepped into the national spotlight in April with the Antares launch, and has lunar spacecraft and ISS cargo launches slated for launch in the coming months. The two spaceports will work together to share engineering, technical knowledge and operating procedures. (Image: Wallops Flight Facility, VA.  Image Credit: NASA)
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