Articles in Category: 'Frank DiBello'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 PM

Though flat, the Obama administration's $18.7 billion NASA budget is "good news for Florida and the nation," says Space Florida chief Frank DiBello.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 16, 2010 4:05 AM

A space appropriation bill promoted by Sen. Bill Nelson may have Floridians thinking President Barack Obama's plan wasn't so bad after all.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 29, 2010 4:05 AM

If Florida hopes to hold onto space jobs, it will need to reach beyond U.S. borders, a new Obama administration policy suggests.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 26, 2010 4:05 AM

Space Florida and NASA broke ground Friday on a high-tech commerce park at the Kennedy Space Center, bolstering the state's position for future space-related ventures.

Exploration Park will house aerospace-related activities for commercial, civil and military tenants.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 16, 2010 12:44 AM
"Not only do we have a gap, but we won't have a human space flight for a long time, and we will have to rely on the Russians to get into space. Even with a few more jobs, the loss of 5,000 to 6,000 jobs comes at a time when we can least afford it."
-- State Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island

"The president made a very compelling case. He appears committed to a space exploration program that has a lot more flexibility and robustness than the earlier program."
-- Frank DiBello, president, Space Florida

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 16, 2010 12:30 AM

Pledging $40 million to "develop regional economic growth and job creation" on Florida's Space Coast, President Barack Obama on Thursday sought to soothe concerns about impending employment losses related to the phase-out of the shuttle program.

He didn't necessarily sway Florida officials.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 2, 2010 (All day)
President Barack Obama says he's committed to keeping American jobs, but don't tell that to anxious workers waiting for the ax to fall at Kennedy Space Center.
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