Creating Transportation Infrastructure Through State Spaceport Initiatives: Florida And Other Examples
Federal state relations; Space commerce; Space policy general; Space transportation; Spaceports; State spaceports; Transportation infrastructure; Transportation policy
State governments have sought to improve and maintain the economic well being of their citizens since the beginning of the Republic. Consequently, their activities often have focused on creating and improving the applicable transportation infrastructure, usually for the purpose of generating growth in the state's economy and ultimately improving its revenue base . In this paper, that goal is addressed within a context not usually associated with state governments: the creation of state-run spaceports. The term "run" is used advisedly as most states do not necessarily own or completely control their facilities. The spaceport effort being mounted in Florida is the primary focus of the analysis, largely because it was the first and has encountered most of the problems that confront such efforts. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Handberg, R., "Creating Transportation Infrastructure Through State Spaceport Initiatives: Florida And Other Examples" (2002). Scopus Export 2000s. 2498.