Making rockets in Florida

Texas-based Firefly Aerospace is to open a rocket-manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast. Firefly Aerospace will join SpaceX, Blue Origin, satellite manufacturer OneWeb and a cluster of smaller companies in American space exploration.

Firefly is developing rockets it calls Alpha and Beta. The company says they will provide the space industry with access to frequent launches at the lowest cost per kilogram, “enabling ambitious commercial and exploration missions from Low Earth Orbit to the Moon.”