Which, honestly, is as it should be: “The U.S. Space Force is allocating three launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, including one used for several NASA Mercury missions six decades ago, to four small launch vehicle startups as the service tries to keep up with growing launch demand.” The Mercury pads are historic sites, yes. They’re also historic because that’s where people strove to put rockets in the sky. Put a brass placard on the side of the building, maybe add a mural, and get those sites working again.
They’re, uh… kind of taking this seriously, aren’t they? Which is very cool, but somehow not quite really what I expected. Or something. Maybe I wasn’t expecting it because it is cool. No nice things, and all that.
…I mention this merely to have something to point to when people ask me if I’ve seen the news. I’ve seen the news. I am hesitant to comment further on the topic, given that my wife works in an area that might be materially affected by this announcement. I’m certainly not going to provide an opinion of it.