Updated:KENNEDY SPACE CENTER —
A company specializing in aviation safety is set to open shop at the Kennedy Space Center.
In an announcement Monday, Gov. Rick Scott said BRS Aerospace will open a research and development operation in a former shuttle facility at KSC.
The operation, which will take over the former Parachute Repack Facility, will focus on research and development of parachutes for aviation, including commercial spacecraft, according to a press release.
“This opportunity calls for additional facilities to support our expansion and the NASA facilities help us immediately optimize operations. Additionally, we can draw on the local talent so that we can leverage their exceptional professional capabilities to deliver long-term value to our customers.” said Larry E. Williams, BRS Aerospace president and CEO in the press release.
According to officials, the company will create 34 new jobs over the next three years, with an average annual salary of $62,100.
The company is expected to invest $7.4 million on renovations and equipment.