Georgia lawmakers have entered the fray caused by the Air Force proposal to shift critical civilian personnel positions from several Air Force Materiel Command bases to the central personnel center in Texas. Folks at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center have been most outspoken on the issue, and the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph reported earlier that Air Force documents showed the service had made its decision. Now, according to the Telegraph, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) have gotten assurances that the Air Force will consult before going final.
NASA, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance are all preparing to launch their next-gen rockets from Florida’s Space Coast, two of them before the year is out. One is expected to liberate the U.S. launch enterprise from its reliance on Russian-made RD-180 engines, while all three rockets could eventually carry astronaut crews.