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Grant Anderson Opinion: A Potent Reminder of the Need for American Space Independence

The International Space Station (ISS) has proven to be a great example of human technological achievement and has existed as a platform for global connection, diplomacy, peace and cooperation. It has played a valuable...

Jimmy Patronis Honors the 60th Anniversary of Kennedy Space Center

This week, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis presented a resolution celebrating the 60th anniversary of the NASA Kennedy Space Center and its role in space...

Marco Rubio: Time to Impose Sanctions on Nations Leaving Debris in Space Endangering U.S....

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out a bill to “impose sanctions on foreign actors that recklessly create space debris, which endangers American operations in orbit.” Rubio introduced the “Deterring Errant Behavior Risking...

Bill Nelson: NASA Will Continue Working With International Space Station Until 2030

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced this week the Biden administration’s commitment to extend International Space Station (ISS) operations through 2030, and to work with our international partners in Europe (ESA, European Space Agency), Japan...

Marco Rubio Wants to Protect U.S. Space Industry Against Chinese Espionage

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. introduced the “Space Protection of American Command and Enterprise (SPACE) Act,” insisting it will help “address the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing effort to replace the United...

Florida’s Senators Back the ‘NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act’

With the support of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act.” The bill would extend NASA’s enhanced use lease (EUL) authority for...

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Speaking About Florida and Space in Tallahassee on Friday

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate, will appear in person to address “Florida and the Future of Space” in a luncheon speech before...

Florida’s Senators Bring Back American Space Commerce Act

The senators weighed in on the bill on Tuesday. After first bringing it out a year ago, Rubio brought it back at the end of last month. 

Bill Nelson Confirmed by Senate to Lead NASA

The U.S. Senate confirmed former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to be the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Thursday. The Senate approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Nelson to lead...

Florida Delegation Applauds Joe Biden Nominating Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

The White House noted Nelson “served in public office over four decades, first in the state Legislature and U. S. Congress, then as state treasurer” before his three terms in the U.S. Senate. Nelson was first elected in 2000 when he defeated then U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla. After three terms, Nelson lost a close race to then Gov. Rick Scott in 2018.

Ron DeSantis: $90 Million in Federal Funds Headed to Space Coast to Help Infrastructure

This announcement was applauded by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello, NASA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Sec. Kevin Thibault as well as space industry partners at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This grant agreement will be used to enhance the connectivity and mobility of Florida’s Space Coast.
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Kennedy Space Center Director: Expect Manned Space Flight From Cape Canaveral This Year

Cabana said keeping on schedules can be difficult in the space industry because of all of the complexities. Boeing and Space X are competing to launch astronauts and both companies have done abort tests without crew inside. The object of the tests is to make sure astronauts can escape if things and parachute back to Earth if things go wrong.
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