XCOR Aerospace brings suborbital flights, 150 jobs to Kennedy Space Center
XCOR Aerospace, a company based in California, will be using the Kennedy Space Center landing facility to take space tourists to suborbit. This is the facility used for takeoff and landing of the space shuttles for more than 30 years. The new, private flights are expected to begin in 2015 and will cost nearly $100,000 each.
Additionally, the company will create nearly 150 jobs in the area. It will need technicians, engineers and operational personnel to be based in Brevard County, and would like to hire former shuttle workers.
Space Florida, the organization that brought XCOR to the area, would like to bring similar suborbital launch companies to the area.