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University of Nebraska joins other schools in alliance to bring Space Command to Offutt AFB

University of Nebraska joins other schools in alliance to bring Space Command to Offutt AFB
Four universities, led by the University of Nebraska, are joining forces in making the case that the new headquarters for the U.S. Space Command should be located in the Cornhusker State.

University of Nebraska joins other schools in alliance to bring Space Command to Offutt AFB LINCOLN, Neb.Should the Space Command headquarters be located at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, one of six finalists announced by the Air Force last month, the university partners have pledged to create a "Higher Education Space Research and Workforce Alliance." If the Department of the Air Force chooses to locate its Space Command in Nebraska over finalists in New Mexico, Florida, Texas, Alabama and Colorado, the university leaders in the alliance said they stand ready to provide support in a number of ways.First, the alliance envisions working with the Space Command to define its current and future workforce needs and to develop degree and certificate programs that provide a pathway to employment.

Space Command would also gain access to the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the National Strategic Research Institute, Nebraska's university-affiliated research center that recently renewed a $92 million contract with the U.NSRI has previously contracted with the Space Command for research, Carter added.

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