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The U.S. Space Command chosen Huntsville, Ala., as the popular location for its headquarters Wednesday. Space Command, a division of the Air Force, is provisionally primarily based in Colorado, nevertheless it has performed digital and on-site visits to 6 potential contenders to host the nation’s latest navy department.
Redstone Arsenal, an Army set up in Huntsville, acquired the nod. Space Command evaluated potential websites primarily based on components associated to mission, infrastructure, group help and price, an Air Force news release introduced.
Redstone Arsenal was favored as a result of it offers a big, certified workforce, high quality colleges and superior infrastructure capability. Additionally, the Army set up supplied a facility freed from cost till a everlasting construction is constructed.
“The Department of the Air Force anticipates making a ultimate determination for the placement of US Space Command Headquarters in spring 2023, pending the outcomes from the required environmental impression evaluation,” the discharge mentioned.
The command has additionally checked out Albuquerque, N.M., Bellevue, Neb., Cape Canaveral, Fla., Colorado Springs, Colo., and San Antonio, Texas.