Hawaii gets $250K FAA grant for space study

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii is getting a share of nearly $500,000 in space transportation infrastructure grants.

The Federal Aviation Administration said this week Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism will get a $250,000 matching grant. The grant will be used to analyze the feasibility for a potential commercial FAA launch site.

The FAA also announced a $200,000 matching grant to Colorado for a similar study and a nearly $24,000 grant to an existing spaceport in California to buy a firefighting system.

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