Articles in Category: 'Space Florida'

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: February 3, 2011 3:55 AM

A Nevada company that once promoted plans for orbiting space hotels signed an agreement with Space Florida Wednesday to conduct launches at Cape Canaveral.

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By: Jeff Kottkamp | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM

Over the last month I have had the opportunity to meet with government and business leaders from Japan and Italy -- including the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki, and the president of Umbria in Italy, Catiuscia Marini.

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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 28, 2010 4:05 AM

More than 1,000 space-related workers are scheduled to be let go Friday in the first round of layoffs related to the imminent demise of the space shuttle program.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: March 2, 2010 (All day)

The South Korean government and Space Florida are launching discussions that could put Space Coast technicians to work in the high-speed rail industry.

Soon-Man Hong, deputy minister of South Korea's Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs, is meeting in Tallahassee today and Wednesday with the state aerospace industry board.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 27, 2010 4:05 AM

While Sen. Bill Nelson pushes his "compromise" plan for space exploration, private entrepreneurs are moving ahead with ventures that threaten to leave Florida and NASA eating stardust.
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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: July 13, 2010 4:05 AM

Dusting off a site that hasn't been used in 11 years, Space Florida won approval to operate Space Launch Complex 46 for commercial liftoffs.

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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 12:30 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: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 2, 2010 10:11 AM
When the fundraising figures for the last quarter of 2009 were released, conventional wisdom held that Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp was in severe trouble in his bid to be the state’s attorney general. News stories were already saying that Kottkamp was no longer the frontrunner in the race.

Kottkamp’s fundraising lagged behind his two chief rivals for the Republican nomination, former Agency for Health Care Administration secretary Holly Benson and Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi. Kottkamp’s fundraising efforts also lagged behind the two Democratic candidates, Sen.

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