Former Florida Congressman Gets Alaska Board Slot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed
former Florida congressman David Weldon to serve on the Alaska
Aerospace Development Corp.'s board.

Weldon, a fellow Republican of Indialantic, Fla., represented a district that is home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

He served from 1995-2008.

Palin cited Weldon's experience on the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

Alaska's 11-member board is entrusted with aerospace-related economic development by working with private companies, state
agencies and universities.

The state's agency operates the Kodiak Launch Complex. Its purpose is to serve private satellite companies, but its only launches so far have been for the U.S. military.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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