National Defense Could Benefit Alabama’s Space Industry Written 11 February 2019

The  Houston Chronicle reported that government space programs in Huntsville, Alabama, such as Blue Origin and Aeroject Rocketdyne are expanding with new jobs and new facilities due to national defense and telecommunications funding in the billions of dollars. Projects would include “an array of initiatives such as communications satellites, possibly armed satellites, and even satellite clusters that may one day become home to the internet.” United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno said, “The idea is the internet being based in space instead of here and based on fiber optics as it is today.”
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