Florida Putting a Woman On the Moon By 2024

At the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum, Frank DiBello, President & CEO of Space Florida and Mark Wiese, Gateway Logistics Element Manager from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, gave more information on the Artemis program, NASA’s plan to put the first woman on the moon by 2024.

The Artemis program will also seek to put the first human on Mars and develop support systems for both endeavors.

The economic impact to Florida’s Space Coast has enormous potential as NASA will team with the private sector and international partners to develop the material support needed for these missions.

“In the next decade, we expect over 10,000 satellites to be launched to support our insatiable demand for bandwidth globally and to connect all of the people in the world who are now unconnected to the internet,” said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida. “More importantly there will be companies going up into lower earth orbit to create research and manufacture value in space. Our vision is for Florida to be the economic center of that activity.”

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Strengthening Florida’s Leadership in Space Exploration

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

As NASA’s role continues to evolve private aerospace companies are playing increasingly important roles in space exploration. Florida must aggressively compete to remain the preeminent location for spaceflight activities, engage in more research and development and capitalize and grow Florida’s existing space industry talent supply. Florida’s aerospace industry helps to generate bold economic development initiatives and brings much needed jobs not only to Florida’s Space Coast, but throughout Florida.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber will continue to push for targeted investments in technological advancements for both civil and commercial space projects, and ensure that Florida maintains its leadership role in space. The Florida Chamber will also continue to advocate for initiatives that fund aviation improvements and grow our highly skilled and educated aerospace workforce. Encouraging targeted investments in technological advancements for both civil and commercial space projects ensures Florida remains the leader in America’s space business.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

With new programs and innovations bringing life back to Florida’s Space Coast, the Florida Chamber remains committed to strengthening Florida’s leadership in space exploration by supporting growing public and commercial space initiatives, and investing and growing skilled aerospace workforce.

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Keeping Florida the Leader in Space Exploration

 

Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, discusses the economic impact Florida’s space industry in the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line public affairs program. DiBello also highlights Space Florida’s role in securing Florida’s number one ranking in aerospace attractiveness.

 

“We’ve come from an era where we used to just launch things primarily from Florida to the point where we are now building some of the rockets that we launch,” DiBello said. “We’re charged with building a world-leading aerospace industry and we don’t manage incentives so much as we lead with infrastructure. Today, we finance close to $2 billion worth of infrastructure for aerospace companies from other states that seek to locate here or expand here.”

                                                     

Help Secure Florida’s Space Future

Florida must aggressively compete to remain the preeminent location for private spaceflight activities, which are playing increasingly important roles in space exploration. Add your voice to those who support innovative growth in Florida’s aviation and aerospace industries by joining the Florida Chamber in our fight to secure Florida’s future. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson at (850) 521-1235 or via email at cjohnson@flchamber.com.

Strengthening Florida’s Role in Space Exploration

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As NASA’s role continues to change, private aerospace companies are playing increasingly important roles in space exploration. Florida must aggressively compete to remain the preeminent location for private spaceflight activities, engage in more research and development and capitalize on Florida’s existing space industry talent supply. Florida’s aerospace industry helps to generate bold economic development initiatives and brings much needed jobs not only to Florida’s Space Coast, but throughout the state.

The Florida Chamber will continue to push for targeted investments in technological advancements for both civil and commercial space projects, and ensure that Florida maintains its leadership role in space. The Florida Chamber will also continue to track current initiatives to fund aviation improvements and retain our highly skilled and educated aerospace workforce. Encouraging targeted investments in technological advancements for both civil and commercial space projects ensures Florida remains the leader in America’s space business.

While the manned Space Shuttle program has come to an end, Florida remains well positioned to attract aviation and aerospace companies and grow existing Florida companies due to our state’s unique history of spaceflight, geographic and workforce advantages, and tax climate. We must also continue to fight against environmental extremists who continue to stand in the way of proposed spaceport expansion and creation. Having aerospace corporate headquarters and more spaceports in our state will build on Florida’s rich history as a leader in spaceflight activity.

Add your voice to those who support innovative growth in Florida’s aviation and aerospace industries by joining the Florida Chamber in our fight to secure Florida’s future.