Space Florida’s interim CEO draws praise Orlando Sentinel
Space Floridaâ€™s board of directors on Monday selected Brevard County space consultant Frank DiBello to be acting president of the stateâ€™s troubled aerospace development body for the next 90 days while they organize a search for a permanent president.
Space Florida prepares to select interim president Orlando Sentinel
Space Florida will convene a special board of directors meeting at the Capitol in Tallahassee next Monday (May 18) to select an interim president following the resignation last week of former president Steve Kohler.
Kottkamp: ‘Stay tuned’ on Space Florida front Orlando Sentinel
Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, who heads the board of Brevard-based Space Florida, said Wednesday to “stay tuned” for potential changes to be made at the maligned economic development agency tasked with transitioning the state’s economy into the post-space shuttle world.
Citing an “economic calamity” that Florida’s Space Coast is facing as NASA winds down its shuttle program, the Orlando Sentinel is urging Gov. Charlie Crist to replace Space Florida President Steve Kohler.
Space Florida keeps its full $3.8M budget Orlando Sentinel
Sen. Mike Fasano backed off his threat to strip Space Florida of nearly half its $3.8million state appropriation Thursday, saying he thought the agency understood his opposition to the nearly $300,000 it spent on lobbyists last year.
In a letter to Space Florida stakeholders, President Steve Kohler disputed an Orlando Sentinel story claiming that his agency is not making any progress on aÂ commercial launch facility at Cape Canaveral. He also accused the newpaper of running a campaign to discredit his agency.
Space Florida’s President tries to build bridges with critics Orlando Sentinel
Space Florida President Steve Kohler — under fire from legislators and space boosters for his group’s checkered record of business development — is trying to enlist the help of his critics in the aerospace community to improve the agencyâ€™s image and effectiveness.
Space Florida agrees to freeze launch complex spending Orlando Sentinel
The chairman of a state Senate committee reviewing Space Floridaâ€™s work said Thursday he would push to freeze about $10 million in public financing intended to help build a much-heralded commercial launch complex at Cape Canaveral.
Firm’s achievements will ensure state’s status as industry leader Op-Ed, Orlando Sentinel By Steve Kohler President, Space Florida
It is unfortunate the Orlando Sentinel chose to print a one-sided article about Space Florida on Sunday (“Critics blast Space Florida as $50M waste”). The article failed the readers and the aerospace industry when it neglected to mention any of the achievements made in ensuring Florida remains a vital space leader for the future.
Space Floridaâ€™s efforts to secure licenses for two launch sites has been significantly streamlined by quick approval by the FAAâ€™s Office of Commercial Space Transportation of Space Floridaâ€™s request to consolidate FAA Launch Site Operator license applications.