Spaceport Moves Step Closer to Reality
Written by
Erich Spivey
First Coast News
February 23, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cecil Field is one giant step closer to outer space.

The Florida House is close to passing a bill that would give tax breaks to space tourism-related companies operating at Cecil Field, our newsgathering partner The Florida Times-Union reports.

The bill is sponsored by local Rep. Lake Ray and would designated Cecil Field as a "spaceport territory" at the state level.

Cecil Field is the Navy's former master jet base and was made the country's eighth designated horizontal launch commercial spaceport.