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News Archive / Tagged: Space Florida

  • NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility enters new era

    Collin SkocikJune 24th, 2015

    For three decades, the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF ) has been a mainstay at Kennedy Space Center. At 15,000 feet (4,572 m) long, it is the 18th longest runway in the world and is also maintains a major place in history as the ending point of the majority of Space Shuttle missions. Up to now, the […]

  • Florida Today: State of Florida could take over management of SLF

    Jason RhianJune 15th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The three mile-long Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF ) at KSC could be managed by the State of Florida’s organization tasked with maintaining and growing the aerospace infrastructure in the Sunshine State. Florida Today’s James Dean detailed in a recent report how Space Florida plans to handle the iconic landing strip which, since 2011, […]

  • Space Florida and Paradise advertising announce ‘WeAreGoFL’ space tourism effort

    Jason RhianMay 23rd, 2015

    It is a question that, since the end of the Space Shuttle Program, is heard all too frequently: “So, what do you do now that they aren’t launching rockets anymore?” Even individuals who live along Florida’s Space Coast pose the question. How do you politely tell them that Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is the […]

  • Star Trek ‘shields’ science fiction? Not so fast…

    Jason RhianJanuary 15th, 2015

    One of the most commonly-asked questions in terms of space flight is: “Why haven’t we gone beyond the Moon since the early 1970s?” There are any number of answers that one can provide, politics, funding, and other issues can all be offered up. In terms of missions into deep space, there are more than a […]

  • Report examines KSC commercial space launch activities

    Jim SharkeyOctober 25th, 2014

    On Thursday, Oct. 23 NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a 33-page report detailing an audit of the agency’s efforts to transform Kennedy Space Center (KSC) into a multi-user spaceport. So far NASA has leased about half of the 23 facilities at KSC which are no longer in use following the end of the Space […]

  • Space Florida, The Space Foundation, Visit Orlando combine forces to present Orlando site for IAC 2017

    Sean CostelloOctober 1st, 2014

    The 2014 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is well underway and more than 3,000 delegates are roaming the halls and event spaces in downtown Toronto, Canada, collaborating and exchanging their breadth of experiences, views and research on hundreds of topics relevant to spaceflight and astronautical endeavors. In addition to the studies and the social events however, this years’ attending […]

  • Space Florida prepares as SpaceX plans partial move to Texas

    Rae Botsford EndJuly 18th, 2014

    Now that they have permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) will likely announce a new launch complex in Brownsville, Texas, in the next week. The plan is to move their commercial missions, like the recent Falcon 9 launch for Orbcomm, to the new facility, leaving Florida officials concerned about the […]

  • HEART FLIES experiment to use fruit flies to study effects of space flight on heart

    Rae Botsford EndMay 6th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Another winner of Space Florida’s ISS Research Competition, Project HEART FLIES (Heart Effect Analysis Research Team conducting Fly Investigations and Experiments in Spaceflight), was involved in the CRS-3 trip to the ISS, which launched on Friday, April 18 and berthed on Sunday, April 20.

  • Cheerleaders send microbe payload to ISS with Project MERCCURI

    Rae Botsford EndMay 2nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Project MERCCURI (Microbial Ecology Research Combining Citizen & University Researchers), one of the winners of Space Florida’s  International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition, made its way toward the orbiting laboratory as part of the cargo onboard the Dragon spacecraft which was launched to the station on Friday, April 18.

  • Space industry descends on Florida state capitol to promote spaceflight awareness

    Jason RhianMarch 12th, 2014

    TALLAHASSE, Fla — It is not every day that you see representatives from what were just a day prior highly-competitive companies sit down and work together for a common goal. Such is the power of Florida Space Day. On Wednesday, March 12, representatives from Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX and other prominent aerospace firms […]

  • Space Florida taps ATK to finish SLC-46 communications systems upgrade

    Jason RhianFebruary 16th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The State of Florida’s organization tasked with maintaining and expanding its position in terms of aerospace has selected Utah-based ATK to modernize and renovate Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46). While the active pads, SLC-37, 40 and 41 might currently get all the attention. SLC-46 is poised […]

  • Florida Space Industry to Visit Capitol on March 12

    Press ReleaseJanuary 29th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 28, 2014) – Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March 12, 2014, to participate in Florida Space Day and share with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program.