At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Made in Space (MIS) is moving its corporate headquarters and satellite manufacturing operations from California to Jacksonville, adding more than $3 million to the First Coast.
DeSantis announced the relocation on Friday.
“As a global leader for in-space manufacturing and assembly, Made In Space has a proven track record of delivering innovative space technology demonstrations at an industry-leading pace,” said DeSantis. “Made In Space’s move to Florida is more evidence of Florida’s success and growth in the aerospace industry. My administration remains committed to supporting that growth and ensuring we maintain an economic climate that allows companies like Made In Space to prosper.”
“Made In Space, through its innovative in-space manufacturing segment and technology which improves life on earth and in space, is forging the way toward a bright new future,” said Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello. “We are pleased to have established a long-standing relationship with Made In Space and are proud to welcome the company to Jacksonville on Florida’s First Coast. Space Florida looks forward to Made In Space’s continued growth and success, expanding Florida’s thriving aerospace economic footprint.”
“This is an exciting moment and relocating our headquarters to Jacksonville is a strategic step to position the company for long-term growth,” said MIS President and CEO Andrew Rush. “By expanding our presence in Florida, we can leverage a skilled aerospace workforce, large scale infrastructure to support our growth, and key strategic partners like Space Florida that will accelerate our momentum as we continue to develop world-class space technology.”
Since being founded in 2010, MIS has engaged in eight different missions to the International Space Station.
“NASA awarded them a $73.7 million contract to develop Archinaut One, the world’s first self-assembling satellite and will help NASA with long-term goals for missions from the Moon to Mars,” the governor’s office noted.
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