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Boeing is moving space headquarters to Florida

A Boeing Delta II rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. The rocket is carring into orbit a Global Positioning System spacecraft that will improve accuracy, increase resistance to interference and enhance performance for users. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Published Jun. 19

TITUSVILLE — Boeing says it's moving the headquarters of its space and launch division to Florida.

The company said Wednesday it was moving the space division headquarters from Arlington, Virginia to Titusville on Florida's Space Coast.

Boeing official Leanne Caret says in a news release it makes sense to move Boeing's space headquarters to Florida where so much space history has taken place. The company also is working on several future launches.

Florida is home to the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base.

Company officials say the move won't affect space operations in other states, such as Alabama, California, Colorado, Louisiana and Texas.

Boeing spokesman Daniel Beck says the company isn't saying how many jobs will move to Florida, but the number will be small.

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