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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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.

Florida Space Leaders to Visit Capitol

NASA-KSC, USAF, Space Florida to Host Aerospace Panel Luncheon at Governor’s Club

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 16, 2018) – Promoting the economic impact of the space industry, Florida’s aerospace leaders will visit Tallahassee on February 14, 2018, for Florida Space Day, sharing with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation.

“The number of launch operations in suborbital, low-Earth, and geostationary orbits, as well as federal program initiatives involving Orion and the Space Launch System for deep space human exploration, is expected to continue to increase in the upcoming years,” said Pedro Medelius, ASRC Federal Space and Defense Chief Technologist and Co-Chair of Florida Space Day 2018. “New facilities at Exploration Park, just outside the gates of Kennedy Space Center, along with large commercial space companies establishing operations in Florida, have resulted in the creation of many high-tech jobs. Thanks to the support from the Florida legislature, the State continues to be at the forefront of space exploration, even with active competition from spaceports in other states and countries. And as we experienced in 2017, Florida will once again have a very robust launch manifest in 2018.”

This year’s Florida Space Day participants include AECOM, Abacus Technology, A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, AECOM, Aerojet Rocketdyne, ASRC Federal, Astronaut Scholarship Foundations, Blue Origin, The Boeing Company, CSS Dynamac, Delaware North Companies, Embraer, Energy Florida, Harris Corporation, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin, Millennium Engineering & Integration Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Orbital ATK, Space Coast Launch Services, Space Florida, SpaceX, TIP Technologies and United Launch Alliance (ULA).