Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race

Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station stands ready at complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday morning and for the first time, NASA cameras will provide live 360-degree video of the rocket heading toward space. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux)

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The bids of three local counties for the future Space Force headquarters are a go for launch. 

Brevard, Orange and Seminole counties each are vying to become the home of the military branch’s command center. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 29 endorsed the three counties, as well as five other municipalities across the state, in a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John Henderson

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This is an important first step in the nationwide race to land the command center. Henderson in May requested that communities interested in hosting the headquarters nominate themselves to the state’s governor. The governor must endorse the bid by June 30.

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