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Space Florida is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida, created by Chapter 331, Part II, Florida Statutes, for the purposes of fostering the growth and development of a sustainable and world-leading space industry in Florida

As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.  Space Florida does this by supporting, assisting, facilitating and/or consulting on space industry related needs for:

Attracting, retaining, and expanding aerospace or related supply chain businesses that create economic opportunities in the State of Florida by:

  • Arranging financial incentives and providing start up and relocation support
  • Providing financial and business consulting on business formation, relocation and venture development
  • Providing resources, retraining and access to experienced professional workforce
  • Development of targeted infrastructure and facilities
  • Research and Development opportunities that enable target industry growth

Space Florida also develops, conducts, hosts and/or arranges educational services, summits, conferences and/or programs relating to space-based scientific research and economic opportunities and incentives for space-related business, as well as recommends future requirements for aerospace workforce training and related skills.

Latest News

Latest Industry News

  • Space Florida and University of Central Florida Announce CAT5 Winners

    Jun 04, 2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 3, 2014) – On Tuesday, representatives from Space Florida and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Office of Research and Commercialization (ORC) hosted the “CAT5 Awards,” a forum developed to match potential financing sources with small, Florida-based, high-tech businesses.
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  • University of Zurich Announces Successful Launch and Return of First International, Commercial Experiment Processed at Space Florida’s SLSL

    Jun 03, 2014
    EXPLORATION PARK, Fla. (June 3, 2014) – Space Florida and the University of Zurich, Switzerland are pleased to announce the successful launch and return of the first international, commercial experiment processed at the Space Life Sciences Laboratory (SLSL) at Exploration Park, Florida.
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  • SPACE FLORIDA CONDUCTS FIRST AUTHORIZED UNMANNED SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATION IN THE STATE

    Mar 12, 2014
    EXPLORATION PARK, FL (March 12, 2014) – Space Florida, the state’s spaceport authority and aerospace development organization, conducted the first authorized Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) demonstration from Florida on February 27-28 at Exploration Park.
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  • Boeing Announces Expansion at Kennedy Space Center

    Jan 03, 2014
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 3, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] will expand its presence in Florida by adding technology, engineering and support jobs at the Kennedy Space Center.
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  • SPACE FLORIDA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ANNOUNCE CAT5 AWARD FINALISTS

    Dec 16, 2013
    This week, representatives from Space Florida and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Office of Research and Commercialization (ORC) announced 20 finalists for the “CAT5 Awards,” an event that will match financing sources with small, Florida-based, high-tech businesses.
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  • Statement from Space Florida President Frank DiBello

    Dec 05, 2013
    “Space Florida would like to sincerely congratulate SpaceX for its most recent, successful launch from Florida.
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  • Florida Space Industry to Visit Capitol on March 12

    Dec 05, 2013
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (December 5, 2013) – 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.
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  • Aviation Safety Company Coming to KSC

    Jul 19, 2013
    Brevard County, Fla. (July 19, 2013) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce that BRS Aerospace will open a research-and- development operation for its global market in a former shuttle facility at Kennedy Space Center, creating nearly three dozen jobs and furthering the space center’s push into the commercial aerospace industry.
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  • CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Materials Science

    Mar 21, 2013
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 21, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced grant awards totaling $400,000 for two projects from its recent Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space.”
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  • CASIS Unveils Mission Patch for First Sponsored Payload Designed by Renowned Artist Shepard Fairey

    Mar 19, 2013
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 19, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, unveiled its first sponsored payload mission patch, designed by renowned artist Shepard Fairey, at Engadget Expand in San Francisco, CA over the weekend.
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  • CASIS Announces Additional Grants for Protein Crystallization

    Mar 13, 2013
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 13, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced additional research grant awards totaling approximately $600,000 for two projects advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.
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  • CASIS Announces First Grants for Protein Crystallization

    Nov 01, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 1, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced its first research grant awards totaling $1.2 million for three projects advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.
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  • CASIS Announces Request for Information in Hyperspectral Imaging

    Oct 12, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 12, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a Request for Information (RFI) to gauge commercial interest in using the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO).
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  • CASIS Extends Deadline for Materials Testing Proposal Submissions to December 27, 2012

    Oct 09, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 9, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today that December 27, 2012 is the new submission deadline for its “Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space” Request for Proposals (RFP).
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  • NASA Transitions ISS National Lab Social Media to CASIS

    Sep 26, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 26, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization now managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today that it is assuming management responsibility for the Facebook and Twitter social media accounts previously operated by NASA, starting October 1, 2012.
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  • CASIS and Merck Collaborate to Conduct Disease Research on the International Space Station

    Sep 10, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 10, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory – today announced that it is collaborating with global healthcare company Merck to conduct cutting-edge therapeutic research on board the ISS in 2013.
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  • CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space

    Sep 04, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 4, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today issued a solicitation for proposals in Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space.
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  • CASIS Announces Upcoming Requests for Proposals in Materials Science and Earth Observational Science

    Aug 20, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (August 20, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S.
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  • CASIS Announces First Solicitation for Proposals : Advancing Protein Crystallization in Microgravity

    Jun 26, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 26, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today a solicitation for proposals in relation to advancing protein crystallization using microgravity.
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  • CASIS Partners with TERC & Association of Space Explorers

    May 29, 2012
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 29, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS), signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the TERC to provide a $300,000 investment that will greatly improve the process for attaining on-orbit photography from the ISS, as well as use of Earth images for scientific research and education. TERC, an education non-profit, in collaboration with the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) will enhance and adapt the Windows on Earth software for use by astronauts to replace the current multi-step process for targeting, photographing and geo-referencing images.
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