NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX have begun negotiations to lease a launch facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, following a battle for the location between a handful of companies including one owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. That space, Launch Complex 39A, has been highly sought after given the sky-high cost and regulatory difficulties of creating new launch facilities elsewhere. NASA opened up proposals for commercial companies to lease the pad back in May, saying it needed others to maintain the facilities and bolster commercial space operations. The news comes just a day after the Government Accountability Office rejected Blue Origin's attempts to protest NASA's solicitation for potential tenants of the launch complex.
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NASA and SpaceX in talks to lease Kennedy Space Center launchpad