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Cleveland loses competition for NASA space station project

Cleveland has lost to Florida in a bid to host a command center for a NASA project that would’ve involved biomedical research on the International Space Station. The command center will be located near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to a statement from NASA. The project would’ve created about 30 jobs in Northeast […]

Cleveland has lost to Florida in a bid to host a command center for a NASA project that would’ve involved biomedical research on the International Space Station.

The command center will be located near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to a statement from NASA.

The project would’ve created about 30 jobs in Northeast Ohio, local officials said last month. The Cleveland project would’ve been run by a nonprofit called Space Laboratories Associates that was formed by research and development group Battelle in Columbus, and the Universities Space Research Association, a group of more than 100 universities.

The space station project will center on research in a microgravity environment, research that can be applied to the fields of life sciences, advanced energy, agriculture and the environment.

Last month, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove and Sherwin Williams CEO Christopher Connor wrote a letter that appeared in The Plain Dealer, urging locals to write NASA in support of locating the project in Cleveland.

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